Christians of many denominations came together to follow in the footsteps of their Savior in a show of interfaith unity.
The stations, which typically number 14, depict Jesus' condemnation to die and his experiences - including encounters with the faithful - as he carries his cross, sometimes with assistance, through a busy, public thoroughfare, to the place of his crucifixion, where he is stripped, nailed to the cross, dies and is removed from the cross and placed in a tomb.
The Rev. Chris Nowak, pastor of St. John of God, said the message of the death and resurrection of Jesus is that "day by day, month by month, our world and hopefully our lives are getting better, moving forward".
"A lot of Latino countries still emphasize more the death of our Lord as opposed to the resurrection, probably joining their own suffering from their countries and the poverty to Christ on the cross", Nowak said.
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Anglican Parish of Central Saanich worshippers met at St. Mary's Church at 9 a.m. and embarked on a Stations of the Cross walk along Mount Newton X Road en route to sister church St. Stephen's for a prayer service.
A special Stations of the Cross event at St. Patrick's Church was held this afternoon in Bridgeport to celebrate Good Friday. The people were escorted by police, and roads in the area were blocked off.
He said the church did the Stations in English and then followed it in Spanish. It's a 14-year tradition for the Ragin' Cajun Catholics Student Ministry at Our Lady of Wisdom Church and Catholic Student Center at UL. It traveled to the re-enactment of the crucifixion at Harrison Park before ending at St. Adalbert Catholic Church, 1650 W. 17th St.
"No matter what denomination you're in or whatever, it's very nice to support our churches and walk as a community of faith", said Bruce Widrick, one of the walkers.