Definitions

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  • proper n. The Friday before Easter Sunday, believed by Christians to be the day on which Christ was crucified.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. the Friday of Holy Week, kept in some churches as a fast, in memoory of our Savior's passion or suffering; the anniversary of the crucifixion.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. Friday before Easter

Etymologies

From good meaning holy (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It seems more probable that the explanation for this practice should be sought in the principle, admitted in the Latin Rites, that, as evidence of mourning, all signs of reverence and salutations are omitted, among them the blessing of objects and of persons, just as on Good Friday the blessing of the water, all obeisances and salutations, and the blessing of the people are omitted.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Then came Good Friday and Easter Eve, during which the Melanesians with Mr. Brooke were busily engaged in decorating the Chapel with fronds of tree - ferns, bamboo, arums, and oleander blossoms.

    Life of John Coleridge Patteson

  • This presents the prospect of a fully inclusive government and democratic institutions as envisaged under the Good Friday and St

    Media Release from the Minister for Foreign Affairs: North Korea: Northern Ireland Elections

  • On the following morning they all set out together for Glasgow, Stewart and Dalzel being able to accompany them because it was Good Friday, and Good Friday was then a holiday at Edinburgh University.

    Life of Adam Smith

  • One year, Good Friday passed, and Easter-time had progressed to the joyful Monday, ere cognisance of the season came.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • The Roman Good Friday prayers, however, which are similar in import to this litany, follow the Gospel; and so does the Great Synapte of Clementine, the

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • Other modes of self-castigation were often resorted to; on Good Friday it was the custom to bind one of the brethren to a cross, as in a crucifixion.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip

  • The burial of Brother Humilis had become in a moment the resurrection of Julian Cruce, from a mourning into a celebration, from Good Friday to Easter.

    An Excellent Mystery

  • As we had never had the circus upon a Good Friday before, I had not been compelled to make a visit to it a matter of conscience, but as we walked up our road past the baths and the library, and then turned into Manor Road, I began to be seriously troubled.

    The Rising of the Moon

  • In a shrine by the high altar is preserved the famous Santo Rostro or Santa Faz, a handkerchief of Saint Veronica, which is annually exhibited to the people on Good Friday and on the Feast of the Assumption.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

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  • p.s. And thanks for the memoory.

    April 18, 2014

  • Thank Good it's Friday!

    April 18, 2014