On Good Friday, the Diocese of Brooklyn has released a video of the choir at St. Sebastian Roman Catholic Church, in Woodside, Queens, virtually singing “Via Dolorosa,” which translates from Latin to English as “Sorrowful Way.”
Dear Editor: Why Good Friday is Good! While I was a chaplain at Ground Zero at the World Trade Center, I was permitted to hold an on-site version of the Stations of the Cross by the iconic Ground Zero Cross.
While Irish pubs will be allowed to open and serve alcohol on Good Friday, March 30, for the first time in 91 years, some pub owners have vowed to remain closed for the day and observe the tradition.
Christians in the Middle East, particularly those who have been forced from their homes by violence and persecution, need the support of the Catholic Church, a Vatican official said.
As Catholics commemorate Jesus’ Passion on Good Friday, the Vatican is asking them to support the church in the Holy Land with their prayers, financial contributions and possibly by making a pilgrimage.
Hundreds of people took part in the Good Friday procession organized by Most Precious Blood Church, Long Island City. Thirty-eight men carried six statues representing various scenes from the passion of Christ.
About 1,500 people participated in the annual Way of the Cross sponsored by Communion and Liberation on Good Friday. Services began at St. James Cathedral-Basilica, Downtown Brooklyn, where Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio participated.
The observance of Good Friday in the streets of downtown Flushing was an awesome sight to see, and it served as a demonstration of faith in today’s world, which is rife with violence, fear, injustice, poverty and economic instability with the survival of humanity at stake.
Young adults from the Jornada Movement at St. Catharine of Alexandria Church led a realistic Way of the Cross through the streets of Borough Park on Good Friday. After the two-hour procession, Auxiliary Bishop Octavio Cisneros joined the parish family to preside over the afternoon liturgy.
Images of Good Friday processions throughout Brooklyn and Queens.