Christians in Ghana joining
other faithful across the world, to celebrate Good Friday, which marks the
Crucifixion death of Jesus Christ, at the hands of the Romans some 2,000 years
ago, at Calvary.
The day is significant on the Christian
calendar, as it affirms the belief in the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ to
reconcile man with God following the curse and separation caused by the
disobedience and sin of Adam and Eve.
Most churchgoers would wear traditional
mourning clothes – dark colours mainly, in black, red, and brown. Solemn hymns
and songs, amid the preaching of repentance and salvation, would characterise
Some churches are holding conventions across
the country, while the Catholic Church would organise the Stations of the Cross
to depict the journey of Christ’s agonising march to his crucifixion and death.
Holy Saturday, the transition between
Crucifixion and the Resurrection, would precede Easter, the Resurrection
Easter is marked by worshippers clad in white
attires with joyous early morning services to celebrate the victory of Christ
over death and the power of God over Satan. It also affirms the belief that
faithful Christians will enjoy eternal life in heaven.
There would also be series of praise and
worship concerts in various parts of the country.
Easter, the most important event on the
Christian calendar, is the bedrock of the Christian faith. Thus without the
Resurrection, there would have been no Christianity.
Theologians put the earliest recorded
observance of Easter in the 2nd Century, though it is believed it could have
been marked much earlier than that.
With picnics, get-togethers and other fun
activities, Ghanaians would mark the Easter Monday Holiday.
The Kwahus in the Eastern Region are noted for
their passionate celebration of Easter, with homecoming events.
The occasion is used to promote love and unity
among family members and to plan developmental