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Good Friday Photo: EPA
Good Friday Photo: EPA
 
 

IN PICTURES: Christians mark Good Friday in Jerusalem

Scores of devout Christians made their way through Jerusalem's winding cobblestone Via Dolorosa to commemorate the crucifixion of Christ.

Associated Press
Published: 04.18.14, 13:44 / Israel News

Christians in the Holy Land are commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Good Friday prayers and processions through Jerusalem's Old City.

 

 

Thousands of Christian pilgrims filled the cobblestone alleyways of the Old City on Friday along the Via Dolorosa, Latin for the "Way of Suffering."

 

Good Friday in Jerusalem's Old City (Photo: EPA)
Good Friday in Jerusalem's Old City (Photo: EPA)

 

They are carrying wooden crosses and following the 14 stations ending at the ancient Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Tradition says the church was built on the site where Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected.


Border Gaurds stand by (Photo: AFP)
Border Gaurds stand by (Photo: AFP)

Cross bearers (Photo: AFP)
Cross bearers (Photo: AFP)

 

Photo: EPA
Photo: EPA

Church of the Holy Sepulcher (Photo: AFP)
Church of the Holy Sepulcher (Photo: AFP)


Ethiopian worshipers at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher (Photo: Reuters)
Ethiopian worshipers at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher (Photo: Reuters)
  

The Easter holiday and Jewish Passover coincide this year.

 

According to the Gospels, Jesus ate his last supper - a Passover meal - hours before he was betrayed. Christians believe Jesus was crucified on Good Friday and resurrected on Easter Sunday.

 

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