On this day, Holy and Great Friday, we celebrate the awesome, holy, and saving Passion of our Lord and God and Savior Jesus Christ - the spitting, the blows with the palm of the hand, the buffeting, the mockery, the reviling, the wearing of the purple robe, the reed, the sponge, the vinegar, the nailing, the lance, and above all, the Crucifixion and Death which He condescended to endure willingly for our sakes - and also the saving confession of the grateful thief upon the cross.
Verses for the Crucifixion
Thou art a living God, even though Thou wast lifeless on the Wood.
O naked corpse, Thou art the Word of the living God.
Verses for the Penitent Thief
The thief opened the locked gates of Eden,
With the key, "Remember me".
With the key, "Remember me".
Synaxarion for Holy and Great Friday
What the Church Teaches Us On Great Friday
The Hours of Great Friday
Holy Friday in Fourth Century Jerusalem According to Nun Egeria
Homily on the Sufferings and Death of our Lord (Eusebius of Emesa)
St. Ephraim the Syrian: The Passion of the Savior
St. Theodore the Studite: Sermon for Great and Holy Friday
Holy Cross Resource Page
St. Ephraim the Syrian on the Holy Cross
St. John Chrysostom on the Holy Cross
The Passion of Christ According to Theophanes the Cretan
Christ Speaks To Us From the Cross (St. Tikhon of Zadonsk)
The Cross of Christ and His "Mad Love" for Humanity
Why Did Christ Suffer Crucifixion?
What Christ Accomplished on the Cross
Following in the Footsteps of Christ Who Suffered For You
The Cross as a Balance Scale of Righteousness
The Mystery of the Cross and the Resurrection of Christ
Two Powerful Old Testament Images of Christ On the Cross
Great Friday Message From Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos
The Trilogy of the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ
King of the Jews or King of Glory?
What Does It Mean That Christ Became a Curse For Us on the Cross?
To Whom Was the Blood of Christ Offered? (St. Gregory the Theologian)
Like a Lamb Led to the Slaughter
"Like a Lamb Led to the Slaughter"
The Lord Responds To His Mockers
The King Who Does Not Defend Himself
"My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?"
Why The Good Thief Was Pardoned
Did Only One Thief Insult Christ on the Cross?
The Miraculous Healing of St. Porphyrios of Gaza by the Thief on the Cross
The First Chapel Dedicated to the Holy Thief of Golgotha
What Did the Crucified Christ Mean When He Said "It Is Finished"?
How the Passion of Christ Reversed the Fall of Adam
The Pain of the Mother of God
She Also Was A Mother
The Dirge of the Panagia: A Good Friday Tradition
A Cypriot Lamentation of the Panagia For Great Friday
The Two Evil Deeds of Israel Against Jesus
The Miraculous Opening of Graves After the Crucifixion
Why Did It Become Dark When Christ Was Crucified?
The Horror of Nature at the Death of Christ
The Death of Christ, A New Pathway to Life (St. Cyril of Alexandria)
Holy Martyr Longinus the Centurion
A Forensic "Autopsy" of Jesus
The Fraudulent Letter of Pontius Pilate
The Inscription by Pontius Pilate
The Prison of Christ in the Praetorium Monastery
Dried Up Crown of Thorns Blooms Again in Athens!
Greek Customs and Traditions for Good Friday
A Unique Epitaphio in Ouranoupoli
Video: A Dramatic Passion of Christ In Rhodes
Hundreds Venerate "the Undefiled Passion" in Kilkis
Cyprus Welcomes Relics of the Undefiled Passion
The Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme In Rome
After 32 Years, Crucifixion Icon Returns To Monemvasia
The Magnificent Illumination of Santorini for Great Friday (photos + videos)
Great Friday Vespers In Moscow (photos - video)
Holy and Great Friday In Hollywood
First Good Friday Procession Allowed in Smyrna Since 1922
Holy Week Resource Page