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Good Friday (also Holy Friday)

Good Friday (also Holy Friday)

4/2/2010 10:14:36 AM


The Holy Friday marks the respect of the entire Christian world to the crucified Jesus. Jesus was made to carry a heavy cross on his way up the Golgotha hill. Up on that hill, he was crucified on the cross by nailing his feet and hands to the cherry-wood cross.

The blood of Jesus coming from his wounds has purified the sins of all human mankind. The suffering of Jesus was enormous but he never stopped praying for his tormentors. The priests take out the representation of the Jesus Shroud at 11 AM on Holy Friday in the middle of their churches and spread it on a special table. The believers cover the shroud on the table with flowers.

Bulgarian priests serve a burial service for Jesus who died on the cross in the evening of Holy Friday. The Christians walk around the inside of the church as if attending as funeral. Then they crawl under the shroud table for health. The flowers mounted on the shroud are given away to the people and these flowers are believed to have power to cure kids and sick people.

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