A Christian Holiday called Good Friday which reminisces on the awful bloody crucifixion of the Christian Messiah, Jesus Christ, or Jesus of Nazareth. The crucifixion took place in Judea in what is thought to be between the years of 30 and 33 AD.
There is much speculation around the actual occurrences of the crucifixion and whether it took place at all, however within the Christian faith it venerates the day that all sins were forgiven by Jesus Christ hanging on the cross for all followers to be cleansed and forgiven forever.
The crucifixion is outlined in the canonical gospels and all four equally attest to the fact that it was indeed the roman Pontius Pilate who tried and executed Jesus Christ.
They also all four agreeably inscribe that Jesus of Nazareth was taken to a place of skulls, and crucified alongside two thieves, his charge was that he called himself, the King of the Jews.
It is interesting to note that in the Gospel of Luke and that of John, it is written that Pontius Pilate who served under the roman emperor Tiberius found absolutely no fault in Jesus of Nazareth.
There are countless followings of the Jesus of Nazareth and his teachings have a core instillation of unconditional love and acceptance, it is widely agreed that if a true following of the way that he walked was adopted.
The world would have an innate peace which would not be able to be broken, but as the Christians believe he died on the cross on Good Friday for the very reason that humans have sinful natures and cannot be expected to adopt an unconditional way of life.
Five facts about Good Friday :
1. Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary.
2. The day before Good Friday is known as Maundy Thursday. The term “Maundy” is derived from the Latin word mandatum (commandment).
3. The Christian scholar Bede (673-735 AD, aka, the Venerable Bede) claimed in his book De Ratione Temporum that Easter was named after Eostre, a pagan goddess of the Saxon people in Northern Europe.
4. In Medieval Europe, Christians would abstain from eating eggs and meat during Lent.
5. Almost all scholars agree that Jesus was crucified in the spring of either A.D. 30 or A.D. 33.
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