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Commenting article: Orthodox Bulgarians Mark Solemnly Crucifixion Friday

Bulgarian Christians mark Good Friday, the day that commemorates the death of Jesus Christ by crucifixion.

Good Friday, also called Holy Friday, Black Friday, Great Friday, is a holiday observed primarily by adherents to Christianity commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. The holiday is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday, and often coincides with the Jewish observance of Passover.

Based on the scriptural details of the Sanhedrin Trial of Jesus, the Crucifixion of Jesus was most probably on a Friday. The estimated year of Good Friday is AD 33, by two different groups, and originally as AD 34 by Isaac Newton via the differences between the Biblical and Julian calendars and the crescent of the moon. A third method, using a completely different astronomical approach based on a lunar Crucifixion darkness and eclipse model arrives at the same date, namely Friday April 3, AD 33.

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Maksim - 3 May 2013 // 23:28:00

Please, for the love of God, stop calling the Divine Liturgy of the Orthodox Church "Mass". This is a Roman Catholic term for their Eucharistic Service.

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