The Christians in India to commemorate the
crucifixion of Jesus Christ celebrate Good Friday in the
months of April-May. Lord Christ sacrificed himself on the
cross for the sake of entire humanity. On this day
Christians mourn Christ’s death and observe strict fast,
and attend the service in the churches.
Gospel describes Christ’s Crucification in the following
Then the whole company of them arose and brought
him before Pilate. And they began to accuse him saying.
“We found this man perverting our nation, and forbidding
us to give tribute to Caesar, and saying that he himself
is Christ a king.” ..Pilate then said to them, “...Behold
nothing deserving death has been done by him, I will
therefore chastise him and release him”.
they all cried out together “Crucify him?” They led him
away. Two others also, who were criminals, were led away
to be put to death with him. And Jesus said, “Father
forgive them; for they know not what they do”. It was now
about the sixth hour and there was darkness over the whole
land untils the ninth hour, while the Sun’s light flailed,
and the curtain of the temple was torn into two. Then
Jesus crying with a loud voice, said, “Father, into thy
hands I commit my spirit! “ And having said this he
breathed the last.
Christians mourn on Good Friday and pray to express their
love, faith and deep devotion in Jesus Christ. Some
Christians were black clothes to symbolize mourning and
take out a procession with an image or Jesus Christ and go
to the burial place.