The sights and sounds of Good Friday in Jerusalem, as Orthodox Christians retrace what they believe was the route taken by Jesus Christ to his crucifixion. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Orthodox Christians mark Good Friday in Jerusalem
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION)
STORY: Carrying wooden crosses and singing hymns, Orthodox Christians held a procession along the Via Dolorosa in the Old City of Jerusalem, marking Good Friday on April 29, retracing what they believe was the route that Jesus Christ took to his crucifixion.
Worshippers who follow the Eastern calendar began the Easter festival of Good Friday with the procession through the Via Dolorosa to the Holy Sepulchre church where Christians believe Jesus was buried, before rising from the dead three days later.
The Via Dolorosa starts from the Ecce Homo Convent and leads to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
Along the route there are the 14 “Stations of the Cross”.
The first station is where Jesus was believed to have been condemned to death.
The last is the tomb where Christians believe he is buried.
The annual ritual, in the Old City of Jerusalem, attracts thousands of pilgrims from around the world.