ST. GEORGE – It was a Good Friday Spectacle when hundreds went out to be part of the 13th annual "Ecumenical Way of the Cross".
According to the St. George News, the event recalled the Passion, Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ
14 "Stations of the Cross" were set up between Bluff Street Park and the St. George Catholic Church where believers could pass. At each station, the organizers said that prayers and scriptures were recited and in between, the members of each station sang the hymn "Were thou there?"
At the terminus, St. George News reports, they celebrated the resurrection of Christ. Father Arokia That David from the St. George Catholic Church quoted from the Bible, "You are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified, he is risen, he is not here, see where they laid him down."
Many Catholic churches around the world observe the "Stations of the Cross" around Easter but the St. George Catholic Church celebration is proud to be an interfaith event. They also say that it just got bigger.
"I remember when it started with a handful of people," Pastor Lee Montgomery of the Episcopal Church of the Spirit of the Desert said: "It seems to get bigger and better every year.
Greg Davies, a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, who directed the second station: "We all worship the same God. We are more similar than we are different. When we celebrate Christ and focus on Him, many of our differences will disappear.
St. George News estimates that the crowd has grown to at least 400 people.
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