Good Friday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and His death on a cross was commemorated in the state on Friday
Good Friday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and His death on a cross was commemorated in the state on Friday . Jesus and good soul was unjustly sentenced to death under a Roman Governor Pontius Pilate, which, at the time, was the highest form of punishment. He walked on Mount Cavalry and was nailed on the cross, where He took His last breath.
For people and especially the followers of Christ this is a sombre occasion and is observed solemnly. On this day, they fast and avoid any sort of indulgences and merriment and prefer to spend the day in prayer.
In Goa and the whole world may people fast on Good Friday. This is mandatory for devotees, however, children, pregnant women and the sick are exempt from it.
People eat a simple meal in most houses which consists of a rice gruel (called kanji or pez in Konkani), accompanied by pickle or salted fish. Sometimes, there is rice and curry, but no fish or meat.
Besides this, many people abstain from consuming meat, alcohol, Most temples of God across Goa enact the Way of the Cross this is the depicition of Jesus’s suffering the people enact the way of the cross to show how Jesus suffered and died to make people good and bring them back to God . These are, either, held on the hill which houses the 14 crosses that are the station of the cross. Or it is done in the church compound. Most devotees make it a point to go to the church as early as 6 am in order to participate in the Way of the Cross.