Christians all over gathered in Bahrain in their respective churches on the account of ‘Good Friday’. Special prayers and rituals were to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ at Calvary, the divine mercy and the redemption of Christians. It is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday.
A live enactment of the Parish Way of the Cross by Jesus Youth was held in the church compound. The way of the cross is a march that stops at 14 locations that symbolize a part of Jesus passion and death.
The 14 stations are Jesus is condemned to death, Jesus carries His cross, Jesus falls for the first time. Jesus meets His mother, Mary, Simon helps Jesus carry the cross, Veronica wipes the face of Jesus, Jesus falls for the second time, Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem, Jesus falls for the third time, Jesus is stripped of His clothes, Jesus is nailed to the cross, Jesus dies on the cross, Jesus is taken down from the cross and Jesus is placed in the tomb.
Many hold crosses as they attend the mass. Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi wished citizens on his official Twitter account.
“Today we remember the sacrifice of Lord Jesus Christ. His life, rich ideas and exemplary courage are a source of strength for many. His teachings emphasize a world free from inequality and injustice”