Christians in Odisha, including the communally sensitive Kandhamal district will observe Good Friday on 7 April 2023 as a day of prayers and penitence shunning all worldly comforts to commemorate the sufferings and crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
Christians will share their day by fasting and visiting churches across the city to offer prayers. Some even fasted for around 40 days before Good Friday in keeping with tradition during the season of Lent.
Prayer meetings, Carol Community songs, and Fasting prayers were held and the 7th Statements of dying Christ read as part of the Good Friday.
Elaborate security arrangements were made at different places keeping in view the sensitivity of the area in Kandhamal and other parts of the state.
The community will celebrate the resurrection of Christ on Easter Sunday.
Check this Good Friday sand art made by Sudarsan Pattnaik at Puri sea beach here.