Charles Buck Theological Dictionary
A fast of the Christian church, in memory of the sufferings and death of Jesus Christ. It is observed on the Friday in Passion Week, and it is called, by way of eminence, good; because of the good effects of our Saviour's sufferings. Among the Saxons it was called Long Friday; but for what reason does not appear, except on account of the long fasting and long offices then used.
See HOLY DAYS.
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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Good Friday'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/cbd/g/good-friday.html. 1802.