Seder Meal and Good Friday

Posted On April 6, 2007

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 Last night (Thursday night here in New Zealand) Muzz, Daniel, Billy and I went to my first Seder Meal at church. It was really interesting and they served a very yummy dinner. Billy was a waiter. He unfortunately didnt get a lot to eat so Muzz (the wonderful Daddy that he is) got McDs for Billy on the way home.

ea14.gifGood Friday??? ea14.gif

Why should this day be called good???

After all today is the day when the greatest man ever died, in a horrible death

Whats good about that???


The answer lies in this document I found:

The name maybe originated from “God’s Friday” in the same way that goodbye is actually taken from “God be with ye”
It is good because on this day some 2000 years ago Jesus what no other man could do He broke the barrier of sin that was between us and God.

I will leave you with this song this morning. It was played at my Grandfathers funeral some years ago. I never knew he and my grandmother were Christian until their funeral. We unfortunately didnt have a lot to do with them. Although this is not the date of his death this song is very fitting for this time of the year. This song chokes me up for several reasons one being the loss of my Grandfather.

On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross,
The emblem of suffering and shame;
And I love that old cross where the dearest and best
For a world of lost sinners was slain.




So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross,
Till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
And exchange it some day for a crown.


O that old rugged cross, so despised by the world,
Has a wondrous attraction for me;
For the dear Lamb of God left His glory above
To bear it to dark Calvary.




In that old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine,
A wondrous beauty I see,
For ’twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died,
To pardon and sanctify me.




To the old rugged cross I will ever be true;
Its shame and reproach gladly bear;
Then He’ll call me some day to my home far away,
Where His glory forever I’ll share.




If you have time look at this short video


13 Responses to “Seder Meal and Good Friday”

  1. Leticia

    My church is also having an authentic Passover Dinner. I decided not to go. I am debating to watch “The Passion.” It sure brings things into perspective.

  2. Diane J.

    I agree, Jen. And this is another of my favorite hymns.

    Have a blessed Easter!

  3. Denise

    Such a beautiful hymn, and one of my favorites. Have a wonderful Easter my friend.

  4. Susanne

    Well I always did wonder why they called it Good Friday. Thanks for letting us know. Love that hymn

  5. Jane

    Hi! I’m a fairly new reader here and am confused about your relationship to Muzz and him to your kids. Sorry if this is too personal thing to ask or if you’ve explained it before.
    Happy Good Friday!

  6. jenz

    Leticia that movie is good for this time of the year but boy did it get to me

    Hi Jane Muzz is my partner and is daddy to Daniel. He has also taken Billy my son under his wing. Billy hasnt seen his own dad seen he was 3. His dad didnt give a hoot about him. Billy sees Muzz as his step father. Do you have a blog Jane? Id love to get to know you too 🙂

  7. Jana

    Sedar meal? What is that?

  8. jenz

    Jana this is a good website all about the Seder Meal
    The meal reminds us of the Last Supper

  9. Mary

    I love that hymn…thanks for sharing about the “Good Friday” meaning…my daughters and I were discussing that, and this adds a better perspective!

    Happy Easter friend!

  10. monique


  11. tziopperh

    that emal adress iz so old thiz iz my new one

  12. Kenny

    what do the food on the plate mean?

  13. Passover Seder

    Interesting…. Many comparisons have been drawn between seder songs and Christian songs…just as there have been of Passover meals to the Last Supper.

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