Christians mark Good Friday with the way of the Cross

By Margaret Kalekye

Christians across the world observe Good Friday, one of the most important and solemn days of the year for the community, to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, his passion and suffering.

In Kenya, thousands of Christians gathered in churches to celebrate Good Friday, as they marked the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ.

Church leaders led Christians in prayers before embarking on a procession to symbolise the journey Jesus followed to Golgotha, where he was crucified.

Good Friday is marked with fasting and prayers as well as processions re-enacting the crucifixion through the way of the cross.

Pope Francis

Pope Francis will preside over the Good Friday commemoration Friday in Vatican.

Christians are observing the Holy Week, the last week of Lent, which started with Palm Sunday and will end with Easter March 27.

During the week, Christians commemorate the last few days of Jesus Christ on Earth. Palm Sunday marks Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem; Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus and his suffering, while Easter marks his resurrection.

 

  

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