The Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion, held during the afternoon of Good Friday, commemorates the Crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ on the cross at Calvary.
Photos from 2021 Holy Week celebrations and services that took place in the Diocese of Brooklyn.
Good Friday is the second day of the Easter Triduum on which Catholics commemorate the Crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ on the cross at Calvary.
In a passage of the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus says: “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Taking this to heart, this year the Vatican has asked children to write the meditations for the Way of the Cross led by Pope Francis on Good Friday, April 2.
When Michael La Civita of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association considers how the agency prioritizes where to send aid, he says the best way to describe it is like a “triage,” given the crises so many countries face.
On Good Friday, the Diocese of Brooklyn has released a video of the choir at St. Sebastian Roman Catholic Church, in Woodside, Queens, virtually singing “Via Dolorosa,” which translates from Latin to English as “Sorrowful Way.”
Dear Editor: Why Good Friday is Good! While I was a chaplain at Ground Zero at the World Trade Center, I was permitted to hold an on-site version of the Stations of the Cross by the iconic Ground Zero Cross.
While Irish pubs will be allowed to open and serve alcohol on Good Friday, March 30, for the first time in 91 years, some pub owners have vowed to remain closed for the day and observe the tradition.
Christians in the Middle East, particularly those who have been forced from their homes by violence and persecution, need the support of the Catholic Church, a Vatican official said.
As Catholics commemorate Jesus’ Passion on Good Friday, the Vatican is asking them to support the church in the Holy Land with their prayers, financial contributions and possibly by making a pilgrimage.