Christians observe Good Friday across India
Christians across the country thronged churches in large numbers and attended holy mass on Friday on the occasion of Good Friday, which marks the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
Many non-Christians too participated in the mass services and prayed for universal peace and prosperity.
The Sacred Heart Cathedral in New Delhi witnessed huge crowd, as special prayer services were held and devotees performed the church rituals.
"It is a very important day for all Christians. It is a sad moment as our Lord was crucified," said a worshipper, Mary.
In Kochi, processions were also taken out at some places and pastor priests accompanied by other clergy members conducted the mass prayers.
"In this Friday, deaths have beaten and life won over death," said bishop, Malankara Jacobite Syrian Christian Church, Joseph Mor Gregorios.
According to Christian theology, Good Friday, also called Holy Friday, Great Friday or Black Friday is a religious event observed primarily by Christians commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Golgotha Hill.
Devotees in Thiruvananthapuram attended the church rituals and later took out procession holding cross around the church.
Chief priests accompanied by other clergy took charge of the day and helped devotees in following their adoration.
(Posted on 18-04-2014)