Good Friday saw a flurry of activities around the city at the various churches, and even personally as people seemed to take things slower and be in more of a contemplative mood.
This morning, a group from St. Anthony’s paraded down Revere Street and Broadway carrying a cross and stopping every now and then for prayer and meditation. It certainly is a good thing to see the Christian cross and public displays of faith in a time when the momentum of mainstream society pushes so hard to prevent and discourage such acts.
Also this morning at 10 a.m., the First Congregational Church held a Good Friday service just for children, explaining to them about Christ’s death on the cross; why it’s a sad time, but also a celebratory time – given the end result on Easter Morning. It certainly is a breath of fresh air to hear that some are teaching children about Christ on Easter rather than teaching them about bunny rabbits, eggs and candy.
Tonight, there will be several services in the protestant and Catholic churches and at 6:45 p.m. the Spanish congregation at IC will perform the stations of the cross throughout the IC neighborhood – scheduled to stop at 14 different homes on their route.
In addition, some very committed folks at the Full Gospel Assembly of God Church on Cooledge Street will have their first ever day and night of prayer today. They began prayer and meditation at the church this morning at 10 a.m. and won’t finish until 10 p.m. tonight. Some might think that to be unbelievable, but if you think about it, many people watch TV or go golfing for just as many hours several times a year.
God Bless on Good Friday