Special prayers in churches as Meghalaya observes Good Friday
Shillong, Apr 3: Good Friday, marking the crucifixion of Jesus Christ was observed across Meghalaya today with special prayers in churches and the faithful observing fasts as a way of renunciation of earthly comforts.
Special sermons on salvation and partaking in the 'Lord's Supper' marked the celebration of the holy week which began last Sunday (also called palm Sunday) and will culminate the coming Sunday.
Special prayers were offered at the feet of the Holy Cross in the Catholic Cathedral, one of the most prominent landmarks in the state capital and an adoration of the cross services were held in the afternoon in almost all churches.
The Cathedral Church of Mary Help of Christians is the principal place of worship of the over 3,00,000-strong Catholics of the Shillong Archdiocese which covers the Khasi and Jaintia Hills of Christian-dominated Meghalaya.