Good Friday, the Friday before Easter Sunday, commemorates the Passion and Death of our Lord Jesus Christ on the Cross. Good Friday is the second day of the Easter Triduum, the period from the Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday through Easter Sunday. What Is Good Friday? (And Why Do Christians Celebrate It?)

What Is Good Friday and Why Do Christians Celebrate It?

Good Friday, the Friday before Easter Sunday, commemorates the Passion and Death of our Lord Jesus Christ on the Cross. Good Friday is the second day of the Easter Triduum, the period from the Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday through Easter Sunday. What Is Good Friday? (And Why Do Christians Celebrate It?)

Good Friday 2017 Cathedral of St. Andrew  Grand Rapids, MI

Good Friday 2017 Cathedral of St. Andrew Grand Rapids, MI

Good Friday 2017 Cathedral of St. Andrew  Grand Rapids, MI

Good Friday 2017 Cathedral of St. Andrew Grand Rapids, MI

The Cross in the Woods in Indian River, Michigan, is the world's largest crucifix.

What Is Good Friday and Why Do Christians Celebrate It?

The Cross in the Woods in Indian River, Michigan, is the world's largest crucifix.

Iraqi Christians pray as they attend a Good Friday mass at a church in Baghdad March 25, 2016. Photo courtesy REUTERS/Khalid al Mousily

Iraqi Christians fear extinction, see no relief from Islamic State

Iraqi Christians pray as they attend a Good Friday mass at a church in Baghdad March 25, 2016. Photo courtesy REUTERS/Khalid al Mousily

Syrian Christian girls attend a Good Friday mass at the Syriac church of the Holy Virgin in the northeastern city of Qamishli, on April 14, 2017.

Christians in the Middle East are close to the edge – but this Easter, I know that there is hope for us all

Syrian Christian girls attend a Good Friday mass at the Syriac church of the Holy Virgin in the northeastern city of Qamishli, on April 14, 2017.

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A Syrian Christian woman lights candles during a Good Friday mass at the Syriac church of the Holy Virgin in the northeastern city of Qamishli, on April 14, 2017, during Easter celebrations

Christians in the Middle East are close to the edge – but this Easter, I know that there is hope for us all

A Syrian Christian woman lights candles during a Good Friday mass at the Syriac church of the Holy Virgin in the northeastern city of Qamishli, on April 14, 2017, during Easter celebrations

Three worshippers offer prayers during Good Friday Mass at Krijtberg church in Amsterdam on April 6, 2012. The Dutch Bureau for Tourism and Congresses expects some 850,000 tourist to visit the Netherlands over the Easter weekend.

Easter and Passover around the world

Three worshippers offer prayers during Good Friday Mass at Krijtberg church in Amsterdam on April 6, 2012. The Dutch Bureau for Tourism and Congresses expects some 850,000 tourist to visit the Netherlands over the Easter weekend.

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