Friday, 10 April 2009

Good Friday in Jerusalem

The Mass of the Presanctified is celebrated by the Patriarch very early today on Golgotha. The Veneration of the Cross is done using a relic of the True Cross. The Blessed Sacrament is brought from the Holy Edicule for the communion of the faithful.
Mid morning some five thousand people made the Stations of the Cross in the places they happened.
At 4pm a service of reflection took place on Golgotha led by the Custos. A representation of Christ crucified is taken down from the cross and taken to the Holy Tomb.

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