Cincinnati's time-honored tradition of observing Good Friday events at Holy Cross Immaculata Church, 30 Guido St, Cincinnati, Ohio,continue on Mar 28, 2013.
The Living Way of the Cross event begins with its traditional Good Friday procession at 5 p.m., where the Congregation follows a procession with one character portraying Jesus carrying his cross dropping to his kness three times symbolic of the way Jesus fell going to Mt. Calvary. 'Jesus' re-enacts the events of that dreadful day over 2000 years ago ending with the man and theives tied to a cross and raised to be crucified.
Another tradition held on Good Friday is praying the steps to the cross. Faithful Christians ascend the church steps to the front door of the church while praying the steps of Jesus life from birth to his death. The only thing that has changed are the actual steps themselves going from wooden steps to concrete in 1911 by the city of Cincinnati.
Tenebrae Service last three hours and is filled with music, scripture readings and seven sermons on Christ's last words on the cross as told in the books of the Bible. Seven ministers from different Christian faiths deliver a sermon on the seven phrases in Christ words. It is a solemn time for all Christians to gather and observe Jesus' sacrifice and suffering for God's children.
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Source: Holy Cross Immacullata Church