What appears to be Jesus' earthly demise on Good Friday is unexpectedly in line with God's will for His Son: the earthly and divine perspectives are in direct contrast to each other. There was a higher reason for Christ having to drink the cup put before him in order to bring about the New Covenant.
Through Jesus's sacrifice on this day, we see earthly derision and despair, but Jesus defeats the devil through the ultimate gift of his life, in all its perfection. In overcoming death he attains mercy for us all and a way to reach God directly, so that we may be with Him in His eternal home.
The 'Good' in Good Friday is derived from a time when this word meant 'Holy', and in earlier times it would have been more commonly understood to be 'Holy Friday'.
View Archbishop Wilson's Homily for Good Friday 2023
View Photographs of the Good Friday service at St George's Cathedral