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Good Friday - Good Friday in the Catholic Church

What is Good Friday? What do Catholics commemorate on Good Friday? How do Catholics celebrate Good Friday? Why is Good Friday called good? Find the answers to these and similar frequently asked questions about Good Friday here.

Good Friday
Good Friday, the Friday before Easter, commemorates the death of Jesus Christ. Learn more about the history and rituals of Good Friday.

Is Good Friday a Holy Day of Obligation?
Is Good Friday a Holy Day of Obligation? Find out here!

Why Is Good Friday Good?
Good Friday is the day on which Jesus Christ was crucified. Why is Good Friday called good?

When Is Good Friday?
Good Friday, the day on which Christians commemorate the death of Jesus Christ, falls on a different date each year. Find the date of Good Friday.

Can Catholics Eat Meat on Good Friday?
Good Friday, the day on which Jesus Christ was crucified, is one of the most sacred days in the Christian calendar. Can you eat meat on Good Friday?

The Revised Good Friday Prayer for the Jews
Find the text of Pope Benedict's revised prayer for the Jews, for use in Good Friday celebrations according to the traditional Roman Missal of 1962.

When Is Good Friday 2015?
In the Catholic Church, Good Friday is the day that we commemorate the death of Jesus Christ on the Cross, the act that brought salvation to all who believe. Find the date of Good Friday 2015.

When Is Good Friday 2016?
Good Friday 2016 is the day on which Christians commemorate the death of Jesus Christ. Find the date of Good Friday 2016.

When Is Good Friday 2017?
Good Friday 2017 is the day on which Christians commemorate the death of Jesus Christ. Find the date of Good Friday 2017.

When Is Good Friday 2018?
Good Friday 2018 is the day on which Christians commemorate the death of Jesus Christ. Find the date of Good Friday 2018.

When Is Good Friday 2019?
Good Friday 2019 is the day on which Christians commemorate the death of Jesus Christ. Find the date of Good Friday 2019.

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