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Why do we say 'Good' Friday?


Today is the day of greatest sorrow for Christians so it may seem odd to call it Good Friday. In fact 'Good' here is meant in the archaic sense of 'holy'.

Good Friday, called Feria VI in Parasceve in the Roman Missalhe hagia kai megale paraskeue (the Holy and Great Friday) in the Greek LiturgyHoly Friday in Romance Languages, Charfreitag (Sorrowful Friday) in German, is the English designation of Friday in Holy Week   source


In other words, Good marks the uniqueness of the Passion.

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