Special masses, meditation, prayers mark Good Friday

Special masses, meditation, prayers mark Good Friday

Good Friday was observed with devotional fervour as prayer services and special masses were held in churches across the City.

Scores of devotees attended the meditation on the ‘Seven Last Words of Jesus Christ’, observed at the St Mark's Cathedral Church. 

Reverend Moses from the Church said that a Good Friday children’s service was held at 9.30 am, following which prayers and special masses were held from 12 to 3 pm.

Hymns were recited and excerpts from the Bible were read out to devotees at the St Vincent Pallotti Church, Methodist Church, St Mary's Basilica Church and St Patrick’s Church. At the St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral, Rev Dr Bernard Moras (Archbishop of Bangalore) conducted the service and venerated the Cross. 

Good Friday is observed to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary, said Fr Joy Nedumparambil from Don Bosco Bangalore Rural Educational and Development Society.

“Christians undertake a fast for 40 days prior to Good Friday and during that time they indulge in alms giving and prayers. On the day of Easter eve, the fast is broken. It is believed that Easter is the day when Jesus rose from the dead after crucifixion,” he added.

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