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Good Friday (Eastern Christian Churches)
About the ever-present reality of Christ’s crucifixion, Thomas Merton wrote: “Those who think there can be a just cause for measures that gravely risk leading to the destruction of the entire human race are in the most dangerous illusion, and if they are Christians they are purely and simply arming themselves with hammer and nails, without realizing it, to crucify and deny Christ." T.S. Eliot adds, “in spite of that, we call this Friday good” – because suffering on behalf of non-violence brings peace, and this is cause for gratitude.