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Why is it called "Good Friday"...

...if it's the day your Lord died?


Asked by MamaK88 at 1:15 PM on Apr. 19, 2011 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • I've often wondered about that myself ... Maybe (just supposition here) the thinking is that it is GOOD that He died for our sins. Honestly seems rather morbid to me.

    Answer by SpiritedWitch at 1:22 PM on Apr. 19, 2011

  • Because of the reason he was crucified. He died for US, so that we could be saved. That's more than "good" imo.

    Answer by Renee3K at 1:44 PM on Apr. 19, 2011

  • It is called Good Friday because of the sacrifice made for us through His death, and for the anticipation of his resurrection.

    Answer by anime_mom619 at 4:23 PM on Apr. 19, 2011

  • Because of the promise of his resurrection.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:25 PM on Apr. 19, 2011

  • I've never thought about it, but probably because on that day,when He died, Jesus took the sins of the world upon Himself, bought forgiveness for us, and salvation and eternal life in Heaven, and He did it all willingly, according to His Father's will. That's pretty good in my book.

    Answer by cbk_mom3 at 1:24 PM on Apr. 19, 2011

  • Don't know for sure except it at one time was called Holy and Great Friday. "he hagia kai megale paraskeue" in the Greek Liturgy. Great and Holy because of His sacrifice for us.

    Answer by daps at 1:27 PM on Apr. 19, 2011

  • that always bothered me, too, in the elementary sense of the name. i mean, what's good about a crucifixion??? in fact, not growing up in a liturgical church, i never bothered to call it by that name, and thought it silly to do so. as a child, i figured it was 'a catholic thing'. as an adult, i learned differently.
    but here's the skinny for ya..which you already know, i'm sure. for xtians, in Christ's death, the redemption for sin is made. the sacrifice. the thing is, that's not where the story ends, for most xtians. (although there are some who reject this most basic xtian tenet)...the hope of the resurrection is what really brings on the celebration...for xtians.

    Answer by dullscissors at 1:20 PM on Apr. 19, 2011

  • He isn't dead so it is good.

    Answer by 2tinyhineys at 11:29 AM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • He knew who he was (the promised Saviour) and he knew what he was doing. He could have called a multitude of angels to keep take him away but he faced death by crucifixion so that we would be saved for Heaven and reconciled to God. He opened Heaven for us. That is beyond good. :)

    Answer by NikkiMomof2grls at 4:15 PM on Apr. 20, 2011