Published By: Nibandh Vinod

Last Updated: March 29, 2024, 06:15 IST

Good Friday is observed on the Friday before Easter. (Image: Shutterstock)

Good Friday is observed on the Friday before Easter. (Image: Shutterstock)

Good Friday 2024: On this day, devotees mourn Jesus Christ’s death, which they believe was a sacrifice for the sins of humanity. People mark the day by fasting, many also abstain from eating meat.

Good Friday is a solemn Christian holiday commemorated across the world. It marks the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ. On this day, devotees mourn Christ’s death, which they believe was a sacrifice for the sins of humanity. People mark the day by fasting, many also abstain from eating meat.

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Devotees hold charitable events such as organising blood donation camps, fundraisers, or giving donations for good causes. Good Friday is observed on the Friday before Easter. This year it falls today on March 29, while Easter falls on March 31. In India, Good Friday is a bank holiday.

Here are 10 Good Friday Bible verses about the crucifixion of Christ

  1. Peter 2:24He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds, you have been healed.
  2. Mark 9:31For he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him. And when he is killed, after three days he will rise.”
  3. John 3:16-17For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.
  4. Corinthians 1:18For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
  5. Isaiah 53:4-5Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted.
  6. Isaiah 53:5But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.
  7. John 11:25-26Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”
  8. Peter 3:18For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit.
  9. Galatians 2:20I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
  10. John 4:10-11In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

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