Friday, April 22, 2011

Life and Death

Good Friday
(from the senses piousholy of the word "good"), is a religious holiday observed primarily by Christians commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. The holiday is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday, and may coincide with the Jewish observance of Passover. It is also known as Holy FridayGreat Friday or Easter Friday, though the latter normally refers to the Friday in Easter week.
Based on the details of the Canonical gospels, the Crucifixion of Jesus was most probably on a Friday. The estimated year of Good Friday is AD 33, by two different groups, and originally as AD 34 by Isaac Newton via the differences between the Biblical and Julian calendars and the crescent of the moon. A third method, using a completely different astronomical approach based on a lunar Crucifixion darkness and eclipse model (consistent with Apostle Peter's reference to a "moon of blood" in Acts 2:20) points to Friday, 3 April AD 33.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today - I hope you all will have some great days off!
And thanks for all the comments to my last post.


Marcie said...

A perfectly lovely and evocative image for Easter. Wishing you and yours..a wonderful holiday!!

Susanne49 said...

Thank you very much,Marcie. Wishing you happy Easter-Spring-Days also!:)

Anna said...

Susanne this is really beautiful, especially to portray the Good Friday! Anna :)

Susanne49 said...

Hi Anna, nice to stop by on my blog, thanks for the kind comment. I hope you and Matthew had a good timer over this Easter Holiday. :))


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