Where does the term, Good Friday, come from?

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Mission and Ministry
The Easter Lily commemorates the resurrection of Christ and is believed to appear in the Garden of Gethsemane after Christ’s suffering. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Ask The UMC: Why is the Easter season 50 days long?

Ever wonder why Easter is 50 days long? In this Ask The UMC question, explore the reason behind the length of the Easter season.
Theology and Education
A wreath and draped cross symbolize the crucifixion of Christ during Good Friday service. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Ask The UMC: How do we understand the timing of the Great 3 Days?

The timing of the events of Holy Week have been understood by Christians since at least the third century.
Global Health
Photo of Kathy L. Gilbert by Kathleen Barry, UMNS.

Commentary: Addiction, Mother’s Day and God’s grace

Children are born, grow up and then have babies of their own — one grandmother reflects on blessings for Mother’s Day.