Good Friday 2011

Good Friday 2011 falls on the 22 April. Good Friday is a sanctified occasion for Christians as Christ was crucified on this day.
On this specific day, people solemnly follow rituals which include signing hymns, chanting prayers, reading Good Friday sermons.
Good Friday (also popularly known as Great Friday or Holy Friday) is observed during Holy Week on the Friday just three days before Easter Sunday. It is a religious holiday observed traditionally to remember the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ. Followers of Christianity across the globe on this day relive the crucial moments when son of God (Jesus Christ) was arrested, crucified and put to death which ultimately brought salvation to human race.
Every year, Christians gather at the churches on Good Friday to mourn the death and crucifixion of Lord Jesus. They take out procession depicting the Way of the Cross while singing Good Friday songs and hymns.
The church bells remain hushed on this day to grieve the penance and death of Christ. The statues and pictures at churches are blanketed with black clothes to mark the day as distressing. Many people wear black clothes to mark the significance of Good Friday. Good Friday sermons and passages from the Bible are read out to the mass to relive the importance of the day. Moreover, liturgical services are carried out that consist of paying admiration to the holy cross, reading the stories of Christ from St. John Gospel and more.

Good Friday 2011
Good Friday.

The Dominion Post, Morgantown, W.Va.
April 20 – Area churches have announced their Holy Week services.
Several special programs have been scheduled during the week. Among them are:
The 29th annual Tri-County Gospel Sing at 7 p.m. Good Friday at Grafton High School featuring the Spencer, White and Chaney Trio. A freewill offering will be taken. Covereddish dinner at 5:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria, bring a covered dish. Sponsored by the Grafton Wesleyan Holiness Church. Info: 304-265-4571.
A Gaither Homecoming Marathon Easter weekend on INSP (Comcast cable channel 21) from 3-7 p.m. Good Friday featuring music and themes for Passover as well as behind-thescenes footage from favorite episodes.
Morgantown Church of Christ will have a Come-and-go Prayer Walk of Jesus’ passion from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. – noon Saturday. The children’s play of the first Passover will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Messianic Seder immediately following play. Worship on Easter Sunday will be at 10:30 a.m.
Info: www.morgantown
‘The Weeping Tree,’ an Easter cantata, presented by the Galilean Baptist Church choir and members at 7 p.m. Good Friday and 10:45 a.m. Easter Sunday at the Fairmont church. Free, open to the public. Info: 304-363-7879 or
The Way of Holiness Church, Buckhannon, will present ‘Jesus, the Resurrection,’ a musical portraying the passion of Christ, at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. Info: 304-472-5727.

Dearborn — Wayne County prosecutors want a judge to make it more difficult (if not illegal) for a Quran-burning pastor to protest at a local mosque on Good Friday.
Prosecutors on April 15 filed a motion arguing that Florida pastor Terry Jones’ planned demonstration at the Islamic Center of America on the Dearborn/Detroit border poses a ‘likelihood of a riot ensuing, complete with discharge of firearms.’
Jones is supposed to appear Thursday in District Court in Dearborn on prosecutors’ request to post a ‘peace bond’ to pay for police protection. No amount is specified, but Jones claimed Dearborn police have asked for 100,000 dollars to cover overtime costs.
He called the move to silence him ‘unconstitutional’ and has no intention of paying — or backing down.
‘Nothing has changed. Nothing will change,’ said Jones of Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Fla. ‘We will definitely be there.’
He gained global notoriety last year for threatening to burn a Quran and is blamed for an outbreak of violence in Afghanistan after torching one at his small church in April. In an affidavit attached to the complaint, Dearborn Police Chief Ronald Haddad wrote that he fears Jones could do it again.
‘Intelligence received leads me to believe that Pastor Jones will jeopardize the safety of the public by committing an act against the person or property of another in the former of burning a Koran,’ Haddad wrote.
The complaint claims Jones has received 300 death threats over the protest, is the target of a 1.2 million dollars reward for his assassination from a terrorist group and told police he plans to bring a pistol to protect himself during the Friday afternoon protest at the Ford Road mosque.

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