Solemnity marks Good Friday

Solemnity marks Good Friday
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Solemnity marks Good Friday.Good Friday, regarded as the day of salvation to the world, was observed with solemnity in the city. Religious processions were taken out at Benz Circle, Gunadala, BRTS Road and other places to mark the occasion.

Good Friday, regarded as the day of salvation to the world, was observed with solemnity in the city. Religious processions were taken out at Benz Circle, Gunadala, BRTS Road and other places to mark the occasion. As the morning dawned on Friday, the 40th day of the Holy Lent Season, Christian clergy and community members thronged to the churches to meditate on the passion of Jesus Christ. Rev.

Ch Eliah, senior pastor of the St. Matthews Lutheran Church, addressed the faithful on the occasion. He stated that Jesus Christ died for the salvation of mankind. He stated that Jesus being God, his descending to earth had changed the face of the world and for more than 2,000 years continued to influence the world for good. Members of various churches met for a three hour meditation on the last words spoken by Jesus before his death.

The clergy dwelt upon the Seven Last Words uttered by Jesus, His trial by Pontius Pilate and His ultimate crucifixion. The precious words uttered included, ‘Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, weep for yourselves and your children, Today thou shall be with me in the paradise, I thirst, Behold thy mother and behold thy son and Father forgive them for they know not what they do’.Choir bands in churches sang traditional hymns which eugolised the sacrifice of Jesus for redeeming tainted souls. Several churches re-enacted the crucifixion event in their churches taking people down the history lane.

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