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~ Good Friday ~
Festival Date - 06 APR 2012


Good Friday, also known as holy Friday, Long Friday, Sad Friday and great Friday in other parts of the world, commemorates the day Jesus Christ was crucified by the Romans. Christian dogma states Christ willingly died on the cross to save the world from sin.



Malaysian Christians gather in churches around the country for services to mark the “saddest day” in the Christian calendar. Many churches hold several services, including one at 3pm – the hour Christ is traditionally said to have died.

While it is a state holiday in Sabah and Sarawak, in others states many will either take the day off or time-off from work in order to observe the day,
one of the holiest for Christians.

In the 102 year old St. Joseph’s church in Sentul, Kuala Lumpur, a symbolic re-enactment of the final hours of Christ\s life, known as “The Way of the Cross”, is held before the services. It has 14”stations”, each one marking a significant milestone, beginning with Christ being condemned to death and
ending with him being laid in the tomb.


The crucifix, usually the most prominent feature in churches, is concealed by a purple drape. The drape is then removed for another ritual, known as the “Veneration of the Cross” where the faithful kiss and pay homage to a cross as a symbol of penance and contrition.


Like all the days in Lent – the 40 day period of fasting and abstinence that precedes Easter – the call for “ Alleluia” would be missing from prayers. Alleluia, an exclamation of joy, would be left out in observance of what is essentially a season of mourning.

Good Friday is the second day of the Easter Triduum, which begins with Maundy (or Holy) Thursday and culminates in the Easter vigil mass held at
midnight on the day after Good Friday.
 


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