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Walking to remember our Lord

Friday 10 April 2020 | Written by Katrina Lintonbon | Published in Church Talk


Walking to remember our Lord

Every year at 6am on Good Friday the youth of the Catholic Church begin their walk from St Joseph’s Cathedral to mark the Stations of the Cross and the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

As they make their way around Rarotonga, more people usually join them, and they walk in silence and contemplation, remembering the sacrifice and suffering of Jesus to make lives better.

They think about Jesus’s final journey from Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem to Mt Calvary.

This year, because of the Covid-19 precautions, a few changes needed to be made to ensure the annual walk went ahead.

A maximum of three cross bearers headed west and walked one kilometre before handing the cross over to the next carriers.

While a small group trailed behind, they kept a distance of two metres.

The group are expected to arrive back at St Joseph’s Cathedral at 3pm – according to the New Testament, the approximate time of Jesus’s death.