It's Good Friday.
And Passover begins tonight at sundown.
Enter Greg Garrison, longtime religion writer for the Birmingham News, with informative overviews of both religious holidays.
In one piece, Garrison asks, "If Jesus suffered and died, why is it called Good Friday?"
His other helpful primer explores this question: "What is Passover?"
Be sure to check out both articles.
Meanwhile, let's dive into the (Good) Friday Five:
1. Religion story of the week: Wednesday marks the 50th anniversary of the April 4, 1968, assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
In advance of that milestone, Religion News Service national reporter Adelle Banks has an extraordinary story focused on a 75-year-old Memphis, Tenn., sanitation worker who "drives five days a week to collect garbage, even as he spends much of the rest of his time as an associate minister of his Baptist congregation."
A somewhat related but mostly tangential question for the Associated Press Stylebook gurus: Why in the world doesn't Memphis (not to mention Nashville) stand alone in datelines?
Also, just out today, Washington Post religion writer Sarah Pulliam Bailey has a related piece headlined "In an age of Trump and Stormy Daniels, evangelical leaders face sex scandals of their own."
3. Guilt folder fodder (and more): Mark Hemingway, a former GetReligion contributor, has a fascinating profile of Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.
The piece out of Nashville (which stands alone in the Weekly Standard's dateline ... so take that, AP style gurus) is titled "Like Sheep Among Wolves."
4. Shameless plug: If you're a journalist reporting a story about an outdoor Passion play at a remote wildlife refuge, you get pretty excited when an enormous buffalo shows up unexpectedly and causes a stir in the crowd.
Check out my Religion News Service feature on the 93rd annual "Prince of Peace" Easter pageant at Holy City of the Wichitas in southwestern Oklahoma.
5. Final thought: This has been a fun week for calling attention to other people's mistakes. (If you missed it, do read my post on the Wall Street Journal's "Holy Moses!" correction.)
But today's mistake — which will close out today's holiday edition of Friday Five — comes to us courtesy of former GetReligion contributor Mark Kellner.
I hope you enjoy this typo as much as I did:
Yes indeed, congrats to Chris!
Have a great weekend, everybody.