Christians host cross walks for Good Friday
STURGIS, S.D. – This Friday, also known as Good Friday, Christians throughout the world commemorated Jesus Christ and his sacrifice on the cross.
Many churches and their members are walking the streets bearing wooden crosses, symbolizing Jesus’ trek up Calvary Hill, where he was crucified.
The Sturgis Alliance of Churches hosted a walk along with sermons on Jesus’ final words from the cross. Throughout the walk, they stopped at several places of Christian worship to pray and seek meaning in those final words.
It was a time for all denominations of Christianity to come together and remember one of the most significant moments in the history of the faith. Although every denomination is slightly different, one thing they all believe is that Christ was crucified, he resurrected and because of that, those who have faith in him have eternal life in heaven.
“When I look at the cross and, especially when I see the image of Christ on the cross, to me that’s the greatest sign of God’s love for us,” said Father Timothy Castor of St. Francis Catholic Church.
The walk started at First Presbyterian Church and concluded at Grace Lutheran Church.