What is Good Friday ?

What is Good Friday some may ask? Good Friday is the Friday before Easter and is the day in which Catholics and most Christians commemorate the passion, death and crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

Jesus was betrayed by Judas on the night of the Last Supper according to the gospels and is commemorated on Holy Thursday. After Christ arrest he was brought before Annas, a powerful Jewish cleric who condemned Jesus for blasphemy for refusing to repudiate Annas' word that He was the Son of God, and from that moment Jesus was sent to Pontius Pilate who governed the Roman province.

Pontius Pilate suggested that Jewish leaders would deal with Jesus, but under Roman law, they could not execute Jesus, so they appealed to Pilate to issue the order to kill Jesus.

Pilate could not find Jesus guilty so he had declared him innocent and wanted nothing to do with him, but the crowds were enraged, and in order to prevent riots, Pilate reluctantly agreed to the execution of Jesus and convicted him of proclaiming himself to be the King of the Jews. Jesus was than sentenced to his crucifixion to pay for the sins of mankind.






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