In Photos: Pope Tawadros II leads Good Friday mass at Abbasiya Cathedral

Ahram Online , Friday 22 Apr 2022

Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Sea of Saint Mark, led Good Friday mass at the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Cairo's Abbasiya district, attended by hundreds of worshipers and a host of bishops and priests.

Pope Tawadros II during Good Friday mass at the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Cairo's Abbasiya district.


The prayers began in the early hours of Friday morning and ended with the approach of sunset, and included six prayers, which are the daily prayers, from the first to twelve hours of "Good Friday."

Pope Tawadros II pointed out that on this special occasion “we celebrate the memory of the sufferings of our Lord Jesus Christ as if we were at the time of the cross.”

He explained the events of this day in the life of Christ and the journey of suffering in the life of mankind.

Good Friday, is one of the most important ecclesiastical occasions in the Coptic Orthodox Church.

Christians marked Good Friday in churches around the country only days after Palm Sunday.

The Palm Sunday marks the first day of the Holy Week that also has Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday, which is Easter’s eve — when Copts usually go to church before gathering at night to celebrate and break their 55-day fast.

The celebrations of Christian religious holy events were disrupted over the past two years due to the pandemic, as attendance of masses was limited to Church officials in order to stem the spread of the virus in the country.

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