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Good Friday is being observed by Christians all over the world to mark the crucifixion of Jesus Christ

Newdelhi:19/4/19:Good Friday is being observed today by Christians all over the world to mark the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. It is observed on the Friday before Easter Sunday, that marks the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Prayers and masses have been organised in the Churches and Chapels. It is also known as Holy Friday, Great Friday, Black Friday and Easter Friday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today remembered the sacrifices of Jesus Christ. In a tweet, Mr Modi said, Lord Jesus’ life, rich ideals and exemplary courage are a source of strength for many. He said, Jesus Christ’s teachings emphasise a world free from inequality and injustice.

In Goa, special masses and processions take place in all major churches including those at the Basilica of Bom Jesus in Old Goa; and at the Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church and Don Bosco grounds in Panaji.

At the Panaji church square, large crowds in formal clothes participate in the mass and the Way of the Cross. Priests celebrate the mass in Konkani, describing the sufferings of Jesus Christ.

The ceremony of the Way of the Cross takes place as a re-enactment of scenes from the Crucifixion. An image of Jesus carrying the large wooden cross is taken in a procession through streets by clergymen.

Bands playing sombre music accompany the procession to create an atmosphere of mourning. Several Good Friday programmes are organized in South Goa’s Salcete taluka.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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