Christians Celebrate Good Friday, in person and online, at Los Angeles Cathedral and around Los Angeles County – Daily News

Archbishop Jose e. Gomez conducted the Good Friday ceremony, “Celebration of the Lord’s Passion,” on April 15 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles. Meanwhile, Jews across the region – and around the world – were scheduled to begin the eight-day Passover celebration.

Good Friday marks the solemn day when Christians believe that Jesus was crucified, which prepares the stage for Easter Sunday – the holiest day in the Christian calendar – when believers believe he rose from the dead.

As in previous years, believers had the opportunity to admire a large wooden cross.

Christians are also restoring the stations of the Cross, a dedication reminiscent of Jesus’ journey on Via Dolorosa (through the road of sorrow) in Jerusalem to Golgotha, where he was crucified.

Many Christians maintain this devotion, but also see Jesus’ suffering as a reminder to care more about the suffering of people in today’s world. For many Christians, Good Friday is also a day of fasting and repentance.

Catholics traditionally mark the day with fasting, repentance and contemplation of the death of Jesus.

During the solemn liturgy, the lust of the Lord from the Gospel of John was proclaimed and a special prayer was dedicated to the catacombs or to the brothers and sisters who would be baptized and welcomed into the church on Easter Sunday. Special prayers were dedicated to those affected by the plague.

The cathedral also holds a bilingual Easter vigil – English and Spanish – Holy Saturday, April 16 at 8 p.m.

Easter, April 17 this year, is celebrated as the resurrection, the resurrection of the dead, of Jesus. The Easter Mass of Easter is celebrated at 7:30 and 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in Spanish on Sunday at the Cathedral.

Also on Friday, the eight-day celebration of Passover was supposed to start at sunset with more personal arrangements than in the past two years, with various communities and organizations organizing virtual arrangements in response to corona-related restrictions.

Passover marks the period between the Exodus from Egypt on the 15th of the Hebrew month of Nisan and the parting of the Red Sea seven days later to allow the fleeing Israelites to flee.

According to the Book of Exodus, the enslaved Israelites used the blood of sheep to mark their doors so that the angel of death would “pass” over their houses and instead kill the eldest sons of the Egyptians – the tenth and worst of the plagues that eventually came. Persuaded Pharaoh to respond to Moses’ demand: “Leave my people.”

The holiday is held for seven days in Israel, with one order, and eight days outside Israel, with two. The difference is that in ancient times people who lived far from Jerusalem could not know when a new month was officially declared under the Hebrew lunar calendar, and in return could not be sure of the exact date.

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