Category: Good Friday

Ask a Toddler Why Jesus Was Crucified

By Sheldon Vandrey – Every year on Good Friday at 10:00, our parish of the Holy Spirit in Arcadia, Port Elizabeth, hosts its Passion play, performed by the youth group and other young people in...

Why Don’t We Want God’s Mercy?

Carrying a cross in our pockets can be a beautiful prayer. There are times when we pray with words and times when it is just the silence of our hearts — like St John Vianney who used to say about his prayer in from of the Blessed Sacrament: “I just look at him and he looks at me.”

The History of the Stations of the Cross

During Lent, the faithful practise the devotion of the Stations of the Cross. Prof MICHAEL OGUNU explains the history and purpose of that devotion. Stations of the Cross is a devotion, especially during Lent,...

The Victory of the Cross Over Death

The Cross, which we behold in a special way on Good Friday, was used as a method of capital punishment by many societies, including the Romans, from about the 6th century BC to the 4th century AD. Constantine the Great, the first Christian emperor, abolished it in his empire in AD 337, out of veneration for Jesus Christ, the most famous victim of crucifixion.