Good Friday

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Re: Good Friday

Post by HHHPUZZLES » Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:49 pm

As both a Christian and a linguist, I agree with Trolley. On http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/06643a.htm is the following excerpt: "
From the earliest times the Christians kept every Friday as a feast day; and the obvious reasons for those usages explain why Easter is the Sunday par excellence, and why the Friday which marks the anniversary of Christ's death came to be called the Great or the Holy or the Good Friday. The origin of the term Good is not clear. Some say it is from "God's Friday" (Gottes Freitag); others maintain that it is from the German Gute Freitag, and not especially English. Sometimes, too, the day was called Long Friday by the Anglo-Saxons; so today in Denmark."
I, as a Christian, agree with Trolley's priest. Jesus gave His Life to save us from our sins. The greatest suffering occurred on that day but it was done for the GOOD of humanity by Jesus. What greater Good can there be than to save us from our sins?
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