Owensboro church holds reenactment of Jesus walking with cross for Good Friday

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Even in the rain on this Good Friday, Catholics in Owensboro continued a tradition by carrying a cross through the city.

A man dressed as Jesus was escorted by others dressed as Roman soldiers beating and yelling at him.

The group walked the cross from St. Joseph and Paul Church on East 4th Street to Brescia University about a mile stretch that covers several blocks through busy areas of Owensboro.

“Doing it this afternoon with the rain, I think gave us a better sense of what Jesus went through. I was walking for an hour. It was kind of a sacrifice with the rain and with the cold.”    

This reenactment commemorating the walk Jesus made carrying his own cross before his crucifixion, setting a thoughtful tone for this Easter weekend.

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(This story was originally published on April 19, 2019)

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