Where does the term, Good Friday, come from?

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Theology and Education
Lent is a journey of preparation for following the way of Jesus. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Ask The UMC: What is Lent and why does it last forty days?

Lent is a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday.
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.