By Christopher Nyeko
GULU: Hundreds of believers from the Catholic, Anglican, and Orthodox Churches and other denominations have today (Friday) joined the public way of the ecumenical way cross in celebration of Good Friday.
The path of the cross started from St. Michael’s Anglican church in Obiya, Larroo-Pece Division, and went through the streets of Gulu to St. Basil’s Orthodox church in Layibi Techo Bardege-Layib Division.
The believers made a total of 14 stopovers, where the most Rev. John Baptist Odama, the Archbishop of Gulu Archdiocese, and Nectorios Kabuya, the Orthodox Bishop, who led the way of the cross, preached to the believers and the bystanders.
Ambassador Olara Otunnu and other political leaders from Gulu city were among the prominent people who joined the way of the cross that was guided by the police.
In his sermons delivered from the first stopover, Bishop Godfrey Luwm challenged the leaders to always stand by the truth in whatever they do to emulate Jesus Christ, who remained committed to his mission of saving mankind in spite of the hardships he went through.
However, it was a different case in Masindi district, where the different churches and denominations celebrated the day individually.
Christians of St Jude Catholic Church in Masindi municipality held the way of the cross individually, which started at Kirasa Catholic Church and traveled through Masindi town before converging at St Jude Catholic Church.
Meanwhile, Christians of the Nyamigisa Catholic Church began the way of the cross at St. Mary Kobusinge Church in Kabarwana Cell in Masindi Central Division. They matched through Nyangahya Trading Center before converging at Nyamigisa Catholic Church, where they held prayers.
Christians celebrate Good Friday in memory of the day Jesus Christ was crucified.
The day is part of the holy week that ends on Easter Sunday, when Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
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