Panaji/Kolkata [India] Apr. 13 (ANI): The eve of Good Friday saw special prayers at various churches in Panaji and Kolkata on Maundy Thursday which comes before Easter.
To commemorate the death and crucifixion of Jesus Christ, Good Friday is observed by Christians during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday.
To remember the hours when Jesus was hung on the cross, the observance involves people fasting and praying.
According to the Biblical and Julian calendars, the crucifixion of the Jesus Christ was on a Friday in the AD 33 or AD 34.
Good Friday marks the day when wrath and mercy met at the cross and commemoration of Christ's death reminds us of the human sin that caused this death.
Jesus Christ was sentenced to death "because he claimed to be God's son."
In India, on this day Christian community attends their nearby churches to offer prayers to Jesus.
Some people fast for the whole day, some people exclude meat from their diet on this day and some people involve in the parade, play activities and etc. (ANI)