Day of the week on which Christ died, consecrated by the Church for devotion to the Passion of Our Lord and for this reason a day on which the faithful abstain from meat. Mention of this practice is made in the Teaching of the Apostles, and by Clement of Alexandria, Tertullian, and Pope Nicholas I (858-867), who declared abstinence on that day to be obligatory throughout the Church.

MLA Citation

  • “Friday”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 31 July 2014. Web. 18 January 2019. <>