Christians all around the world are observing Good Friday, the commemoration of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ at Calvary. Since the early church this day has been commemorated by fasting and penance.Some predominantly Christian countries give workers the day or afternoon off so they can observe the death of Jesus, which many denominations believe happened at 3 p.m. In the Orthodox, Roman Catholic and Anglican denominations, liturgical services often include veneration of the cross and the Passion narrative from the Gospel of St. John. Other types of observances include prayer and meditation at the Stations of the Cross, which are a succession of 14 images, usually on wooden crosses that depict the crucifixion of Christ and the events leading up to it. Many churches hold special services and some sponsor re-enactments of Jesus' journey to his death on the cross on Good Friday. Millions of Christians make a pilgrimage to Jerusalem every year for a procession along the "Via Dolorosa" -- or "way of suffering" -- which tradition holds is the path Jesus walked to the hill where he was crucified. Perhaps the most notoriously violent re-enactment occurs in the Philippines, where this year dozens of Catholics had themselves nailed to crosses, and scores more whipped their backs to a bloody pulp in an act of devotion frowned upon by the Catholic Church.
AGAIN WHY IS THERE NO PUBLIC COMMEMORATION OF THE CRUCIFIXION ANYWHERE IN THE UK?
As I've already pointed out, The Church can whinge about a Soccer game to be played on Easter Sunday, The day when in religion, Jesus rose from the dead. But The Church is publicly silent when it comes to shouting or marching. Are they ashamed of themselves? or are they running scared from The Islamic Hordes? Today in countless Catholic countries around the world, but not in western Europe, crosses are being dragged by men enacting the crucifixion, men who are proud of their religion.
Why not The Church of England? I reiterate. RIP Christianity!