Catholics around the world will observe Good Friday on 25 March, which falls before Easter Sunday. This day, also known as "Holy Friday," is a commemoration of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, and the suffering that led up to that historic moment.
Christians normally observe the day with fasting and penance. To mark Good Friday 2016, IBTimes Singapore has gathered some verses from the Bible and famous personalities.
1. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him." âJohn 3:16-17
2. "And they will mock him and spit on him, and flog him and kill him. And after three days he will rise." â Mark 10:34
3. "You know that after two days the Passover is coming, and the Son of Man will be delivered up to be crucified." â Matthew 26.2
4. "Life is a precious gift, but we realize this only when we give it to others." â Pope Francis
5. "Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone but in every leaf in springtime." - Martin Luther
6. "By the cross we, too, are crucified with Christ; but alive in Christ. We are no more rebels, but servants; no more servants, but sons!" â Frederic William Farrar
7. "We want to avoid suffering, death, sin, ashes. But we live in a world crushed and broken and torn, a world God Himself visited to redeem. We receive his poured-out life, and being allowed the high privilege of suffering with Him, may then pour ourselves out for others." â Elisabeth Elliot
8. "Stoning prophets and erecting churches to their memory afterwards has been the way of the world through the ages. Today we worship Christ, but the Christ in the flesh we crucified." - Mahatma Gandhi
9. "No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown." - William Penn
10. "He drained the cup of God's wrath bone dry, leaving not a drop for us to drink." - Richard Allen Bodey