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Good Friday (Megali Paraskevi) April 17, 2020

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Feast Day: April 17, 2020

Good Friday (Megali Paraskevi/Μεγαλη Παρασκευη) is a religious holiday observed by the Greek Orthodox church, honoring the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. The holiday is observed during Holy Week on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday, and may coincide with the Jewish observance of Passover.

According to accounts in the Gospels, the Temple Guards arrested Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane. Judas Iscariot, a disciple of Jesus, received 30 pieces of silver for betraying Jesus and told the guards that whomever he kisses is the one they are to arrest. Jesus was crucified along with two criminals.

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