A brief overview of the historical backdrop of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ in Jerusalem illustrates by what name this important event in history is called.
Among the various religious sects of the Jews were Sadducees, Pharisees, and Herodians who were determined to retain their lofty and comfortable lifestyles while making good with Roman Pagan rule. They supported Rome against the Zealots who wanted to overthrow Rome and return Judah to independent rule.
Then on Passover there was one man on trial on false charges, Jesus of Nazareth. Pontius Pilate felt the blood-thirst of the crowd and allowed them to choose Jesus, a righteous man instead of a criminal, Barabbas to be crucified.
And so Jesus was crucified, died, and was buried. On the third day he arose from the dead and revealed himself to his disciples.
John 20:19-21 King James Version (KJV)
19 Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
20 And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord.
21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.
Rome used crucifixion as a way to remind people of the law. God used the crucifixion of Jesus Christ as a way to deliver us from the law. I want you to under stand the power that is available to you as a result of this most glorious day.