STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: Good Friday was observed in Jammu with special prayers in churches and the faithful observing fasts as a way of renunciation of earthly comforts to mark the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
Hundreds of Christians took out religious procession from St Peter’s Catholic Church carrying wooden crosses and rosaries to symbolise the final hours of Christ from his condemnation to the laying of his body in the tomb after the crucifixion on the Mount Calvary over 2,000 years ago. This journey was enacted by Sumit Teji of Premnagar.
The scenes from the Bible regarding the Crucifixion of Jesus were presented in the form of tableaux during the procession.
Priest of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, said that Good Friday is a big Eid for the Christians as Jesus sacrificed himself on this day for the sanctification and salvation of whole sinful human race.
“Christian theology teaches that Christ’s death provided the perfect atoning sacrifice for the sins of all humankind, thus making the crucifix, or cross, one of the defining symbols of Christianity,” he said.
Many Christians spend this day in fasting, prayer, repentance, and meditation on the agony and suffering of Christ on the cross.
Special prayers for the prosperity and peace in Jammu and Kashmir were offered during the occasion.
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