Christians annually commemorate the death of Jesus Christ on this day, the Friday before Pascha (Easter). His death, by crucifixion on a cross in Jerusalem around 33 A.D., is recorded in the Christian Scriptures in Matthew chapter 27, Mark chapter 15, Luke chapter 23, John chapter 19, and is recognized throughout the Epistles – letters written mostly by St. Paul. This is also recorded in such Scriptures as Isaiah chapter 53, verses 5–6, and Romans chapter 5, verses 6–9. The (Eastern) Orthodox Christian Church does not use the term “Good Friday” but the term “Holy Friday” or “Great Friday” instead. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.
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This calendar contains Religious Observances and is maintained by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for consideration by those planning campus events, as well as to build awareness of religious and cultural observances.