The Story of Good Friday (Dark Friday)  

TTigerAtty 62M
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The Story of Good Friday (Dark Friday)

Good Friday - Dark Friday Friday April 14, 2006
The day Jesus Christ was crucified

The Friday before Easter Sunday is known as Good Friday or Dark Friday. On this day, Christians remember the cruel death of Jesus Christ on the Cross. The Christian belief is that he loved us so much that he was willing to take on the sins of the world and die for us, so that whosoever believes in Him can have eternal life. Jesus was Crucified on Good Friday and died on the Cross for the Sins of the World. Christians believe that He rose from dead on Easter Sunday.

The Gospel of Luke 23:1-56

1 Then the whole assembly rose and led him off to Pilate.
2 And they began to accuse him, saying, "We have found this man subverting our nation. He opposes payment of taxes to Caesar and claims to be Christ, a king.
3 So Pilate asked Jesus, "Are you the king of the Jews?" "Yes, it is as you say," Jesus replied.
4 Then Pilate announced to the chief priests and the crowd, "I find no basis for a charge against this man."
5 But they insisted, "He stirs up the people all over Judea by his teaching. He started in Galilee and has come all the way here."
6 On hearing this, Pilate asked if the man was a Galilean.
7 When he learned that Jesus was under Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod, who was also in Jerusalem at that time.
8 When Herod saw Jesus, he was greatly pleased, because for a long time he had been wanting to see him. From what he had heard about him, he hoped to see him perform some miracle.
9 He plied him with many questions, but Jesus gave him no answer.
10 The chief priests and the teachers of the law were standing there, vehemently accusing him.
11 Then Herod and his soldiers ridiculed and mocked him. Dressing him in an elegant robe, they sent him back to Pilate.
12 That day Herod and Pilate became friends--before this they had been enemies.
13 Pilate called together the chief priests, the rulers and the people,
14 and said to them, "You brought me this man as one who was inciting the people to rebellion. I have examined him in your presence and have found no basis for your charges against him.
15 Neither has Herod, for he sent him back to us; as you can see, he has done nothing to deserve death.
16 Therefore, I will punish him and then release him.
18 With one voice they cried out, "Away with this man! Release Barabbas to us!"
19 (Barabbas had been thrown into prison for an insurrection in the city, and for murder.)
20 Wanting to release Jesus, Pilate appealed to them again.
21 But they kept shouting, "Crucify him! Crucify him!"
22 For the third time he spoke to them: "Why? What crime has this man committed? I have found in him no grounds for the death penalty. Therefore I will have him punished and then release him."
23 But with loud shouts they insistently demanded that he be crucified, and their shouts prevailed.
24 So Pilate decided to grant their demand.
25 He released the man who had been thrown into prison for insurrection and murder, the one they asked for, and surrendered Jesus to their will.
26 As they led him away, they seized Simon from Cyrene, who was on his way in from the country, and put the cross on him and made him carry it behind Jesus.
27 A large number of people followed him, including women who mourned and wailed for him.
28 Jesus turned and said to them, "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep for yourselves and for your children.
29 For the time will come when you will say, `Blessed are the barren women, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!'
30 Then "`they will say to the mountains, "Fall on us!" and to the hills, "Cover us!"'
31 For if men do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?"
32 Two other men, both criminals, were also led out with him to be executed.
33 When they came to the place called the Skull, there they crucified him, along with the criminals--one on his right, the other on his left.
34 Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.
35 The people stood watching, and the rulers even sneered at him. They said, "He saved others; let him save himself if he is the Christ of God, the Chosen One."
36 The soldiers also came up and mocked him. They offered him wine vinegar
37 and said, "If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself."
38 There was a written notice above him, which read: THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
39 One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: "Aren't you the Christ? Save yourself and us!"
40 But the other criminal rebuked him. "Don't you fear God," he said, "since you are under the same sentence?
41 We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong."
42 Then he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom."
43 Jesus answered him, "I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise."
44 It was now about the sixth hour, and darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour,
45 for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two.
46 Jesus called out with a loud voice, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit." When he had said this, he breathed his last.
47 The centurion, seeing what had happened, praised God and said, "Surely this was a righteous man."
48 When all the people who had gathered to witness this sight saw what took place, they beat their breasts and went away.
49 But all those who knew him, including the women who had followed him from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching these things.
50 Now there was a man named Joseph, a member of the Council, a good and upright man,
51 who had not consented to their decision and action. He came from the Judean town of Arimathea and he was waiting for the kingdom of God.
52 Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus' body.
53 Then he took it down, wrapped it in linen cloth and placed it in a tomb cut in the rock, one in which no one had yet been laid.
54 It was Preparation Day, and the Sabbath was about to begin.
55 The women who had come with Jesus from Galilee followed Joseph and saw the tomb and how his body was laid in it.
56 Then they went home and prepared spices and perfumes. But they rested on the Sabbath in obedience to the commandment.


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rm_saintlianna 45F
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4/14/2006 6:11 am

44 It was now about the sixth hour, and darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour,
45 for the sun stopped shining................eclipse.

Thank you for posting this.


MOfunNOWWOW 55F

4/14/2006 6:30 am

I have a date tonight and am so excited!!!!! Me and my daughter are gonna watch Passion of the Christ right here at home! Best date I can think of... kisses


MOMO
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TTigerAtty 62M

4/14/2006 8:23 am

    Quoting MOfunNOWWOW:
    I have a date tonight and am so excited!!!!! Me and my daughter are gonna watch Passion of the Christ right here at home! Best date I can think of... kisses
It's intense! I guess you saw it when it first came out? When I saw it in a movie theatre it was eerily quiet with sobbing heard at various points in the movie. There was nothing else. No one spoke. When it was over, we were all numb and just walked out without speaking. No one could. My friend and I were with a married couple. Normally, we would have gone downtown to have a couple drinks. None of us felt like it. We all needed time to "re-enter this world". We each needed quiet time to consider what we had just seen! Have a blessed weekend with your family, MO!


TTigerAtty 62M

4/14/2006 8:26 am

    Quoting rm_saintlianna:
    44 It was now about the sixth hour, and darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour,
    45 for the sun stopped shining................eclipse.

    Thank you for posting this.
Yes, Saint, that is my understanding too. Isn't it amazing how the timing was so orchestrated! Only God could have orchestrated how the passion of Christ unfolded that day. Blessed Easter wishes to you and your family. Hope your daughter is still doing well!


TTigerAtty 62M

4/14/2006 8:30 am

    Quoting katsback:
    i guess its about time for the ten commandments to come on tv, with charlton heston, love that movie,,have a great easter tige ,hugs kat
Yes, this should be a weekend with lots of religious TV programming. Charlton Heston played the part of Moses very well! Easter hugs, Kat! Be careful driving to Joplin!


PrincessKarma 43F
6188 posts
4/14/2006 12:24 pm

Hmmm... Makes you wonder, doesn't it?

I have a theory on the events that led up to the Passion, but I won't go into that right now.


The Big Bang was the mother of all orgasms.PrincessKarma


TTigerAtty 62M

4/14/2006 12:34 pm

    Quoting PrincessKarma:
    Hmmm... Makes you wonder, doesn't it?

    I have a theory on the events that led up to the Passion, but I won't go into that right now.
Have a blessed Easter, PK! It's getting warm up here! 80F and higher today!


m1903a3 59M

4/14/2006 3:20 pm

Perfect. Too many people don't know or remember why we celebrate. Easter baskets and laughing kids are great, but this is what it's all about. Ok, chocolate eggs are great too.


LustyTaurus 48M  
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4/14/2006 6:17 pm

Its good to always remember why we do the things we do Tiger...thanks for the post.

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LadytoPleaseYou 64F
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4/14/2006 11:45 pm

Did you ever wonder how they get 3 days squeezed in from Friday night untill Sunday morning? The answer is in the fact that Sat. was not the holy day that Jesus was crucified befroe, but instead another holy day fell on Friday. He was cruicifed on Thurs instead going into the grave, or crypt on Thurs before the Jewish Holiday began at 6 PM and then araising Sunday morning...on the third day. Just a little Bible trivia.

Praise God that He did araise !!!!!

Thank you for posting this.

PENIS CHARMING....where are you?


LadytoPleaseYou 64F
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4/14/2006 11:47 pm

Silly me...make that arise. It's what I get for posting at this hour of the night

PENIS CHARMING....where are you?


papyrina 50F
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4/16/2006 10:57 am

Happy easter,
Xristos Anesti


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TTigerAtty 62M

4/17/2006 2:21 pm

    Quoting m1903a3:
    Perfect. Too many people don't know or remember why we celebrate. Easter baskets and laughing kids are great, but this is what it's all about. Ok, chocolate eggs are great too.
I'm back from Easter weekend with family! Thanks for dropping by with a comment! Hope you had a wonderful weekend!


TTigerAtty 62M

4/17/2006 2:25 pm

    Quoting newaroundhere64:
    Care for a 'different' take? JC overcame ALL his fears. Which meant He had nothing but Love and laughter. There was no sorrow. The world was/is full of fear. JC overcame the world= He overcame fear. He came to the experience that there is no such thing as "death". Imagine Him laughing on the cross. This may be a blaphemous thought to some. The lesson was about Love. Extreme, but a lesson. Do remember to follow Him off the cross. He appears in various body types to the disciples every now and again. JC answered the question, "Who am I?" for Himself. The next question became, "To be or not to be?"

    May He bless your path as He steps across it.

    Happy Easter!

    irreverently,
    nah64
I appreciate your perspective. I sat through hours of 'Jesus of Nazareth' on TV this Sunday. It continues to be the most amazing story ever told! Hope you had a great Easter weekend!


TTigerAtty 62M

4/17/2006 2:26 pm

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you had a great Easter weekend!


TTigerAtty 62M

4/17/2006 2:31 pm

    Quoting rm_mzhunyhole:
    WOW!

    I want to thank ya for your awesome comment on my blog today and for always being so very nice to me..I really appreciate your friendship{=}.
I'm back from the weekend, MzHuny. I hope you had a great weekend with your family!


TTigerAtty 62M

4/17/2006 2:41 pm

    Quoting LadytoPleaseYou:
    Did you ever wonder how they get 3 days squeezed in from Friday night untill Sunday morning? The answer is in the fact that Sat. was not the holy day that Jesus was crucified befroe, but instead another holy day fell on Friday. He was cruicifed on Thurs instead going into the grave, or crypt on Thurs before the Jewish Holiday began at 6 PM and then araising Sunday morning...on the third day. Just a little Bible trivia.

    Praise God that He did araise !!!!!

    Thank you for posting this.
Thanks for your insight! I had never heard that discussed before. It's interesting to study this amazing story, and I appreciate you stopping by with that information. I watched 'Jesus of Nazareth' this weekend. I picked up from that movie account that Mary and Mary Magdalene went to the tomb on Sunday morning with herbs, spices and new linen for Jesus' body because it was against the Jewish observance of the Sabbath to have done this "work" on Saturday. This is all very interesting to study. I had really never studied the three day thing as closely as you have. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you and your family had a nice Easter weekend!


TTigerAtty 62M

4/17/2006 3:08 pm

    Quoting BigGirlzRSweet:
    Happy Easter, TTA... and thank you for the beautiful post. It's not often that entire sections of scripture are quoted in a blog, but today it was so appropriate! Thank you so much.
Hope you had a Happy Easter weekend, BGRS! I know what you mean! I sometimes wonder whether a post of this nature is appropriate on this site and then I just think 'Oh, what the heck!'. The Good Friday and Easter Ascension stories are so profound and they do form the basis for the Christian Religion. For this reason, people of all religions should understand these stories that we Christians hold so dear.. I would appreciate reading posts on here that explain other great religions of the world. I think we need to share more rather than less about of our religious beliefs. I would expecially like to understand more than I do about Judaism and Islam. There is much the same and there are definite points of departure. Thanks for stopping by!


TTigerAtty 62M

4/17/2006 3:16 pm

    Quoting papyrina:
    Happy easter,
    Xristos Anesti
Back from Easter weekend, Papy! Hope your's was wonderful! I appreciate knowing how to say Happy Easter in Greek! Thank you!


TTigerAtty 62M

4/17/2006 3:18 pm

    Quoting DanielGR:
    Just wanted to thank you for your support concerning my family's health situation.
    I appreciate it.
    Daniel

I hope your sister-in-law is doing better, Dan'l. I'll get over soon and see if you have an update in your blog! All the best!


TTigerAtty 62M

4/17/2006 3:21 pm

    Quoting ShayeDK:
    Hi Tiger!
    I just wanted to come by and wish you
    HAPPY EASTER!


    Your friendship is very special to me!
I'm back from Easter weekend with family. My mother had us all in and fed us very well! I stayed and extra day to eat up the leftovers! Hope you had a great weekend, and I hope your condition is improving everyday!


TTigerAtty 62M

4/17/2006 8:04 pm

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you had a nice Easter weekend!


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