Good Friday

Christians Celebrate Easter: Risen from the Dead to Indestructible Life

Hundreds of millions of faithful Christians across the globe are celebrating Easter, the anniversary of the event Christians believe in that – if true – marks a singular status for the person for whom they are named. They say Jesus Christ was bodily resurrected from the grave days after he was publicly executed, and that his rose from the grave to an eternal and indestructible life.

Indian Catholics walk with posters during an Easter procession in Kolkata, India, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Christians around the world are celebrating Easter commemorating the day when according to Christian tradition Jesus was resurrected in Jerusalem two millennia ago. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

Christians Observe Good Friday: Crushed for Our Iniquities

Christians all over the world today are observing Good Friday. It is the anniversary of the death of Jesus of Nazareth, whom Christians believe died in place of sinners to pay the price to satisfy the justice of a holy God for all their sins, if that person would turn to God in faith and repentance, trusting in Jesus Christ’s sacrifice on their behalf, and believing in his Easter resurrection from the dead.

David Silverman/Getty Images

Christians Observe Good Friday, Remembering the Death of Jesus

Christmas, Good Friday, and Easter together form the three seminal events that Christians believe are the focal point of history that will determine the destiny of humanity. While those words may seem jarring in a pluralistic and relativistic culture like modern America, for billions of devout Christians over the past 2,000 years, it has been the foundational belief of their lives. For tens of millions of Americans today, those central pillars of the Christian faith shape the entire focus of their time on earth.

Thousands of people follows actors as they portray Jesus Christ and Roman centurions during a traditional Via Crucis, or Way of the Cross, procession on the Christian Good Friday holiday March 30, 2018 in Takoma Park, Maryland. The re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus drew several thousand area Catholics and …