Kathua, April 14
Good Friday was celebrated with a spirit of partaking in the suffering and death of Jesus Christ by the Christian community with faith and devotion across kathua today.
To celebrate the day befittingly and meaningfully, Christian community took part in the solemn ‘way of cross enactment’ on the city roads, while reciting the historical details of Jesus crucifixion trying to walk along with Jesus on his way to crucifixion.
A scene of Jesus carrying the deadly cross was made alive with the help of the youths and the gathering followed the scene, stopped at every station of the cross and mourned the death of their saviour.
This was followed by a long prayer service to listen to the Biblical narratives of the passion of Jesus, including the veneration of the Cross. After the passion readings the faithful Catholics received the holy Communion. The choir led the sorrowful liturgy with meaningful songs and prayers. Historically on Good Friday the entire Church fixes its gaze on the Cross on which the saviour Jesus Christ was crucified.
Each member of the Church tries to understand at what cost Lord Jesus has won our redemption, a handout issued by Bershewa Church said. It said in the Cross of Jesus people can see the magnitude of the human tragedy, the ravages of our sins and the infinite and unconditional love of God for each of his beings.
Though it is a sad day it is celebrated solemnly as this day brought salvation to all mankind though Jesus the Lord and therefore it is called Good Friday.
Meanwhile, sawan chidha conveyed the message of Good Friday to the people of the world that every act of oppression and suppression anywhere in the world by any ruler shall not last long.