Devout Christians observe Good Friday

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Mumbai/Kolkata /Kochi, Apr 2 (ANI): Christians across the country observed Good Friday today by partaking in the morning mass in churches.

The day marks the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on this day over 2,000 years ago.

In Mumbai, devotees came out in the street in large numbers and took part in the procession. Scenes from the Ben Hur and The Passion of the Christ were also enacted, depicting the sufferings and pain endured by Jesus Christ while he carried his cross on his shoulders.

"Today, we celebrate this Good Friday. It is the day when Jesus died for us and we are here today walking the way of the cross as a witness to Jesus and as a family...we come here together to show our solidarity in the suffering and pain of Jesus," said Father Julius D'souza, a Christian priest.

In Kolkata, special mass prayers were held in churches.

Passionate Christian devotees carry small and huge wooden cross making their way to Mount Malayatoor near Kochi.

This is done to show their love for Jesus Christ and also to feel the same pain that Jesus had endured during his crucifixion.

"We are doing this as all of us had made a vow to take a heavy cross on this day. We are a group of seven men and started the journey from our church near Kunnumkullam. We will only return after installing it (cross) at the hill top shrine," said Davis K, a Christian devotee.

In Mizoram, Good Friday is observed with religious fervour by majority population of the Christians in the entire state today. (ANI)

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