Good Friday observed in Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram

Posted April 15, 2017

"This is an opportunity to see people and meet people", said the Rev. Mike Imperiale, pastor of First Presbyterian Church and one of the leaders of the event.

Also known as "Holy Friday", Good Friday is the Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday - the celebration of Christ's resurrection from the dead.

The trial before Pilate, the placement of Jesus' body in a tomb, all that was just made up later by the early Christians. Processional hymns will be sung in English and Spanish.

Several of the youth involved said they realized things they had never thought about along the way. Thank you for working with us, softening us, bringing us to saving faith.

Across town, a different church, with a similar message. And now I think about how much he suffered.

Outside the Cross Culture Church of Christ on the corner of Little Lonsdale and Swanston streets, the crowd heard how Jesus predicted his disciple Judas would betray him three times.

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"The stations of the service re-enact the way of the cross", Mitchell said. "It reminds you grace is a free gift that came with a price".

WHILE many enjoy the long weekend and head to the coast, other Christians across Toowoomba and the Darling Downs remembered the true meaning of Good Friday today. "That's what we wanna celebrate Sunday", Johnson said. "We want to get to Easter without the cross, but you can't have it both ways".

They revisit the final hours of Jesus Christ's life through Bible readings, prayers and songs, reflecting on the pain of his death as they walk alongside familiar faces and potential new friends.

The churches of Circular Head united on Good Friday for a service that retraced the story of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

The 14-step devotion takes the form of a miniature pilgrimage that commemorates events on the last day of Christ's life, with participants stopping at regular intervals for prayers.

"The God I know tells me that when members of the family go together in love and grow together in compassion and bond together, God becomes happy", he said.