Scene on Good Friday
Shot on Fuji X20
Taken on 17 Apr 2014 at Holy Family Church, Mossend
Settings: f2.5 - 1/6 - ISO 100 - 12mm (50mm ff equivalent)
Edited using Photoshop CC with Silver Efex Pro 2 by Nik Software
Today christians throughout the world have been celebrating Good Friday, marking the day Jesus was crucified and died before rising again on Easter. The events that happen between Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday are pivotal to the christian faith. Today also gives us one of the most recognisable religious symbols, the crucifix/cross.
I took this photo outside Holy Family Church in Mossend near Bellshill. It isn’t my normal parish but I couldn’t get home in time for the Holy Thursday service so visited here. As you can see the grounds are quite impressive and so is the inside. If the church could be lifted and shifted to some remote town in Spain or Italy I am sure it would be a tourist attraction. If you want to visit then I don’t think you could do it without going to a mass; but I think it would be worth it.
There are plenty of other powerful symbols in religion, such as the Star of David if Judaism or the Crescent Moon and Star is Islam. But as a catholic the cross resonates most with me. I am not a preacher and don’t try to force my faith on anyone else, but I wanted to share this image as it is an important time of year for me. To end here is a passage from the bible the highlights why the Good Friday events are so important to christians:
“1 Peter 2:24 Christ himself carried our sins in his body to the cross, so that we might die to sin and live for righteousness. It is by his wounds that you have been healed.” (Good News Translation)