Catholic parishioners recall crucifixion day on Good Friday

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Jesus in agony as he struggles to carry the cross under the watchful eyes of soldiers

Hundreds of Roman Catholic parishioners were taken back to the time of crucifixion day as they followed a powerful drama enacted by their youths from the Central Market to Holy Cross Cathedral on Good Friday, today.

Many people including members of Holy Cross cathedral, other Christian denominations and members of the public braved the mid-morning heat to be part of the annual drama.

The procession kicked off from the Honiara central market car-park and passed through a number of marked stations or events of significance in Christ’s journey to Calvary where Jesus was led and badly treated by the soldiers.

There were faces of emotion which can be seen to those who followed the procession and drama with meaningful message while some of them took part to commemorate the day.

Part of the crowd that observed the crucifixion drama today

People from all walks of life and ages took part in the procession with many stood in silence while reflecting on the journey and the cruel acts Jesus received from the hands of the Roman soldier during his crucifixion some years ago.

The drama ended up with emotional as the person enacting Jesus was nailed to the cross. Also hanging on the cross on his right and left are two youths enacting the two robbers.

For those who followed the drama with full heart the hanging of the three persons on the three wooden cross at a hill was like at Calvary.

This was reflected by the tears running from their eyes and even some could not hold their feeling of crying.

Their cries were not sympathy but they were spiritually touched by the drama.

Good Friday is observed on the Friday before Easter Sunday.

On this day Christians commemorate the passion, or suffering, and death on the cross of the Lord, Jesus Christ.

The two thieves who were executed with Jesus

Many Christians spend this day in fasting, prayer, repentance, and meditation on the agony and suffering of Christ on the cross.

Every church who observed the day shared the similar messages of the important of Good Friday.

The Anglican St Barnabas Cathedral Church in Honiara also performed a similar drama today.

Apart from Honiara, the annual event had attracted a lot of Christians throughout the country and also took part in this Easter celebration to reflect on Christ’s crucifixion.