RELIGION

Apr 6, 2012 6:43 PM by Chris Welty

Christians Celebrate Good Friday

Thousands of Christians across the world are celebrating Good Friday, including right here in Acadiana.

For many, the day is spent enjoying family and food. KATC'S Chris Welty caught up with church-goers Friday who get closer to the true meaning of the holiday.

A re-enactment of one of the holiest days of the year as hundreds gathered as Jesus was crucified; a tradition here at Our Lady of Wisdom Catholic Church.

"We are sad today because of the death of Jesus Christ, but we understand his resurrection is soon to come with Easter," said Erin Garrett.

For Kessie Thomas, she enjoys seeing the students walk through the steps of what Christ "did for us." She says, "we can physically see it with our eyes and for my kids to see it. It's not just what we see in the books, it really is acting out what he did for us."

Good Friday is observed during Holy Week and is one of the most somber days for Christians.

"We acknowledge the death of jesus christ and that means so much to us just because we recognize that he did for our sins because of his great love for us all," said Garrett.

WIth the end of Lent, comes the end to the sacrifices so many have tried to uphold for the past 40 days. A symbol of what many say Jesus went through before being crucified.

Chris Welty
cwelty@katctv.com

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