Today is Good Friday, the most solemn day of the Christian calendar, which commemorates the death of Jesus on the Cross at the hands of the Roman authorities around 30 A.D.
Tonight also begins Passover (14 Nisan,) the Hebrew celebration of the Jewish people's freedom from the pharaoh's slavery and their exodus from Egypt.
Services for each are planned this weekend around Plainview.
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1. conducts a Stations of the Crossat noon, followed by the at 3, and a solemn at 7:30 p.m. holds confessions today from 9:30-10:30 a.m. It conducts the Liturgy of the Passion and Death of Our Lord at 3 and 7:30 p.m.
2. holds its Stations of the Cross at 2 p.m. and a Tenebrae Service (Latin for "darkness," where lit candles are gradually extinguished) at 7:30 p.m. holds Stations of the Cross at 7:30 p.m. conducts a Tenebrae service at 7:30 p.m.
3. Passover begins tonight, with its first full day Saturday. Many area synagogues hold public second-night services. Check our calendar for listings. And, you can sign into Patch as a user and add your own.
4. The Plainview-Old Bethpage meets from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays in the All-Purpose Room at the Jamaica Avenue School. Members must be 60 years or older and reside in the POB school district. Dues are $20.
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