Good Friday marks the day Christians worldwide observe the closing moments of Jesus’ life. According to the Gospels, he was condemned, tried, and put to death on a cross (crucified) on this day almost 2,000 years ago. The day is observed with somber ceremonies in many churches. Often altars, pulpits, candelabra, and other church furniture or ornaments are shrouded with black or dark cloth.
A citywide Good Friday service is being held at West High at 7 p.m. Google searching using the search terms “good friday services anchorage 2011” shows all first page results mention this service.
Second page search results show three churches offering their own services:
-Christian Church of Anchorage
-Trinity Presbyterian Church
-First Congregational Church
Clearly other churches are offering their own services. I’ve only mentioned the top search results. As always, in a Google search, people tend to not look much further than the first couple of pages of information.
The Thursday Anchorage Daily News Section A centerfold contains a detailed listing of Easter Services, along with a few mentions of Good Friday Tenebrae services.
I wish all readers a meaningful Good Friday.