What is the meaning of Good Friday?
I am curious what Good Friday means to people. I have an idea myself, and know what it means to me. Perhaps it has no meaning for you. If it does however, I am curious to know what that is, and how you maybe give some extra special thought to that day, or maybe even have some religious observances?
Good Friday is the day observed in the religious community as the day Jesus was buried. Three days later on Easter Sunday he rose again.
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