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Good Friday

Stations of the Cross
Apia, SAMOA — The usual hustle and bustle to end the working week was yesterday morning replaced with a peaceful pause across Samoa, as a nation founded on God paused to commemorate Good Friday.  Good Friday marks the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary, preceding Easter Sunday....
Actor Timothy Watkins carries a cross
 Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Christians around the world, including those in American Samoa, commemorate Good Friday today, as the day when Jesus Christ was crucified and died on the cross at Calvary to save the world — it is a day of mourning for Christians. It was already Good Friday, Apr. 2nd,...
Priest Edouard Dacre-Wright, left, holds the processional cross as priest Marc Lambert speaks to a video camera during the Way of the Cross ceremony
JERUSALEM (AP) — Christians are commemorating Jesus’ crucifixion without the solemn church services or emotional processions of past years, marking Good Friday in a world locked down by the coronavirus pandemic. The chanting of a small group of clerics inside Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy...
A procession of the Stations of the Cross in Apia
Procession through Apia marks Good Friday in Samoa: A procession of the Stations of the Cross was conducted by members of the Immaculate Conception Cathedral starting from Mulinuu to Mulivai. It was one of many processions that took place across the world as the Christians pause to remember the...
Ruben Enaje, center, dressed as Jesus, is seen nailed on cross
SAN PEDRO CUTUD, Philippines (AP) — Several Roman Catholic devotees were nailed to wooden crosses in a gory Good Friday ritual in the Philippines, and others flogged themselves or took part in religious plays to reenact Jesus Christ’s suffering. Four men and a woman, some wearing crowns of twigs,...