On Good Friday, we remember the day that Jesus was crucified and died. On His way to Golgotha, the place where He was crucified, He carried the heavy cross as people mocked Him and hurt Him.
Some people, like Simon of Cyrene, helped Jesus along the way. Simon helped Jesus carry His cross after He had fallen.
When He reached Golgotha, Jesus was lifted onto the cross. According the Gospel of Luke, Jesus died around noon and “darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon because of an eclipse of the sun” (Luke 23:44).
On Good Friday, Catholics mourn Jesus's death through fasting and prayer. But unlike the disciples and everyone who witnessed Jesus die, we know the end of the story – that Jesus rose three days later, and that through His death and resurrection, He saved us from our sins and allowed us to be with God after we die.
Check back on Easter to see drawings of the good news of Jesus's resurrection!
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