Zurich. For us, Good Friday is a day of celebration in which we honour the sacrifice of Christ in deep thankfulness and humbleness. We commemorate Jesus, who gave His blameless life for us, so that we sinful human beings could escape death, and receive eternal life with God. This day calls to mind an event that was necessary for salvation, and thus it is just as holy to us as Christmas, Easter, Ascension, and Pentecost.
Good Friday is not merely a glance into the past meant to evoke repentance and remorse. On this day of fellowship-just as in each divine service-we also thankfully claim the victory of Christ for ourselves.
3 April 2012