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Friday, 30 March 2018

Good Friday with free images

I wrote about Good Friday last year and you will find Easter images in that post

The following was taken from here
...according to Fiona MacPherson, senior editor at the Oxford English Dictionary, the adjective traditionally "designates a day on (or sometimes a season in) which religious observance is held". The OED states that "good" in this context refers to "a day or season observed as holy by the church", hence the greeting "good tide" at Christmas or on Shrove Tuesday. In addition to Good Friday, there is also a less well-known Good Wednesday, namely the Wednesday before Easter.
The earliest known use of "guode friday" is found in The South English Legendary, a text from around 1290, according to the dictionary.

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I went to Church today for an All Age Good Friday service.   During the service we were all given a scrap piece of A4.  This is what we did with it:



I forgot to photograph step 4, but you just fold the paper in half after step 3.  You are left with a little triangle over a rectangle. Draw a line from the base of the triangle straight down.  In the square we wrote something we had done wrong or the word Sin.  Tear from the base of the line up (I found it easier to tear upwards).  Then we had to throw the square part away.  The idea being that Jesus takes away our sins.  Unwrap carefully the remaining part and you have a Cross.  Jesus dies to take away our sins.  I thought this was an amazing idea to do with children, to explain what the Cross was for.

On to today's free images:





Wishing you and your families a very Happy Easter xx



2 comments:

Teresa Arsenault said...

Beautiful images, Angela. Thank you. That was a nice exercise given in your Good Friday service. Happy Easter, Teresa

Edwina said...

These are so pretty! Love the cards. Thank you. Edwina Brown