The Christian holiday of Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. This year, the significant day falls on April 2.

Many Christians mark the day by fasting and praying to remember Jesus' ordeal. The Roman Catholic Church does not celebrate the mass on this day.

The Sunday after Good Friday is celebrated as Easter, which marks Jesus’ resurrection.

Here are some passages from the Bible to commemorate Good Friday.

1. “For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.” – Matthew 12:40

2. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” –John 3:16-17

3. “He then began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and after three days rise again.” – Mark 8:31

4. “For he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him. And when he is killed, after three days he will rise.’” – Mark 9:31

5. “But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.” – Isaiah 53:5

6. “He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand. The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life.” – Psalm 121:3-7

7. “And they will mock him and spit on him, and flog him and kill him. And after three days he will rise.” –Mark 10:34

8. “It was Preparation Day, and the Sabbath was about to begin.” –Luke 23:54

9. “And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’” –Matthew 27:46

10. “Since it was the day of Preparation, and so that the bodies would not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a high day), the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken and that they might be taken away.” –John 19:31

A boy dressed as Jesus takes part in the Good Friday procession in Masatepe
A boy dressed as Jesus takes part in the Good Friday procession in Masatepe AFP / Inti OCON