Good Friday: traditions and rituals of the holiday

On Good Friday it is not customary to sing, to go out and have fun – it is believed that people, much fun on good Friday, the whole cry for a year

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26 April – good Friday

Good Friday in 2019 falls on April 26. This day commemorates the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ. In the Orthodox Church at the morning service read 12 Gospels of the Holy Passion of Christ, and in the evening – brought the shroud to sing the Canon of the crucifixion of the Lord and “the lament of the virgin”.

The shroud is a plat, which shows a full-length Lord Jesus Christ lying in the tomb. After removal of the Shroud mounted on a special platform in the center of the temple. It is customary to anoint and decorate with flowers in memory of the myrrh-bearing women anointed with perfume the body of the deceased Christ.

Good Friday does not conduct the Liturgy. But if it coincides with the Annunciation, then serve the Liturgy of St. John

On Good Friday it is not customary to sing, to go out and have fun – it is believed that people, much fun on good Friday, the whole cry for a year.

On this day, it is impossible to do any household chores, especially the stitching, wash and cut. Violation of this prohibition is considered a great sin. It is believed that all the preparations for Passover must be completed on Maundy Thursday.

Despite this, in many regions of the Housewives bake cakes and cook Easter in a Good Friday. But before you jump in you need to read the prayer “our father”.

Earlier we told you that you cannot do on Good Friday.

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