holy week good friday
Good Friday (from the senses pious, holy of the word "good"), is a religious holiday observed primarily by Christians commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. The holiday is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday, and may coincide with the Jewish observance of Passover. It is also known as Black Friday, Holy Friday, Great Friday, or Easter Friday, though the latter normally refers to the Friday in Easter week.
Based on the details of the Canonical gospels, the Crucifixion of Jesus was most likely to have been on a Friday (John 19:42). The estimated year of the Crucifixion is AD 33, by two different groups, and originally as AD 34 by Isaac Newton via the differences between the Biblical and Julian calendars and the crescent of the moon. A third method, using a completely different astronomical approach based on a lunar Crucifixion darkness and eclipse model (consistent with Apostle Peter's reference to a "moon of blood" in Acts 2:20), points to Friday
Byzantine Christians (Eastern Christians who follow the Rite of Constantinople: Orthodox Christians and Greek-Catholics) call this day "Holy and Great Friday", or simply "Great Friday".
Because the sacrifice of Jesus through his crucifixion is commemorated on this day, the Divine Liturgy (the sacrifice of bread and wine) is never celebrated on Great Friday, except when this day coincides with the Great Feast of the Annunciation, which falls on the fixed date of March 25 (for those churches which follow the traditional Julian Calendar, March 25 currently falls on April 7 of the modern Gregorian Calendar). Also on Great Friday, the clergy no longer wear the purple or red that is customary throughout Great Lent, but instead don black vestments. There is no "stripping of the altar" on Holy and Great Thursday as in the West; instead, all of the church hangings are changed to black, and will remain so until the Divine Liturgy on Great Saturday.
The faithful revisit the events of the day through public reading of specific Psalms and the Gospels, and singing hymns about Christ's death. Rich visual imagery and symbolism as well as stirring hymnody are remarkable elements of these observances. In the Orthodox understanding, the events of Holy Week are not simply an annual commemoration of past events, but the faithful actually participate in the death and resurrection of Jesus
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jhm (146570) 2012-04-13 3:37
Thank you very much for your interesting note about the different religions.
I like the silver stars on the water, together the different seagulls to the sky.
Excellent composition good captured.
Technical very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Sergiom (70532) 2012-04-13 5:18
J'aime beaucoup l'atmosphère qui se dégage de cette belle image. Elle dégage du calme et de la sérénité dans un monde de qui bouge si vite autour de nous.
ChrisJ (107083) 2012-04-13 9:57
I like the shimmering reflection off the water at left and even a few stars as well! The birds animate the shot. Good sharpness & minimalist colours. The diagonal boat ramp at right adds dynamism & perspective. Tfs!
ciakgiak (30423) 2012-04-13 11:22
Ciao caro Costantino,
una scena marina che ha una luce splendida sulla superficie dell'acqua e che culmina in un cielo bellissimo, molto suggestiva la presenza dei gabbiani in volo.
Eccellente la qualità dell'immagine.
Un caro abbraccio
vasilpro (41187) 2012-04-13 12:52
Γεια σου Κωνσταντίνε,
Πολύ όμορφη η σύνθεσή σου με τα πουλιά να πετάνε και με ατμόσφαιρα να ταιριάζει απόλυτα με το πνεύμα της Μεγάλης Εβδομάδας.
Καλή Ανάσταση, να περάσεις ένα υπέροχο Πάσχα, Βασίλης.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-04-13 16:39
a beautiful atmosphere with superb composition and amazing lights, the note is interesting and useful, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
siamesa (28105) 2012-04-14 8:13
Bom dia Costantino
Very nice landscape with a romantic mood. Splendid capture. TFS
Afsanehbagheri (3228) 2012-04-14 10:38
سلام دوست من
نور ابر دریا خیلی خوب نشان دادی
mvdisco (17784) 2012-04-14 21:38
Beautiful seascape nicely presented with nice tone of colors and light,
Beautiful sky and reflection on water,
Love the seagul in fly too,