Re: Kabaradakkam - Good Friday
- Dear Isaac,
As far as I know, the practices of Great (good) Friday have slight
differences in Middle East and in India. In SOC in Middle East and
also in coptic church, the burial services are conducted with the
curtain open. The crucifixion and death of Christ is done with
curtain closed in all parts of our church, remembering the darkeness
came on earth unusually for that hour, during his crucifixion.
I dont think it is appropriate to criticize slight differences in
practices in different regions of the church.
Remember that church in India have even adopted Hindu
traditions/practices in wedding and in Church festivals, which are
not seen in other parts of the churches or anywhere in Bible.
Sinu Punnasseril John, PhD