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The Catholic Faithfuls mark Good Friday ahead of Easter celebrations

The catholic faithful worldwide marked the Good Friday through rich visual imagery and symbolism, as is the norm in the Roman Catholic Church.

The Church throughout the past centuries, seeks to bring Christians to the foot of the cross of Christ, erected on Golgotha.

At St Joseph the Worker, Mumbi Catholic Church in Murang’a, the faithful in their hundreds revisited the events of the day that Jesus was crucified, by walking solemnly, the ‘Way of the Cross’ from Mukuyu town to the Church’s grounds, by publicly reading selected psalms and singing hymns about Christ’s death.

The Christians led by Rev Fr Robert Ngaruro, the Parish Priest, further participated in the liturgy that consisted of the reading of the Gospel Passion narrative, the adoration of the cross and communion, as Mass is not celebrated on this day

“Through the death of Christ on the cross, we got life eternal, so His death was necessary “ noted Fr Ngaruro

“We observe a solemn mood as we meditate on the love of Christ for us because after the cross there is glory and there is no glory without the cross,” he added

Good Friday is a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus and His death at Calvary.

 By Florence Kinyua

 

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