Christians mark Good Friday around the world

Christians observe Good Friday as part of the Easter Holy Week to commemorate their belief in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Worshippers carry crosses during a Good Friday procession as they enter the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City, April 14, 2017.

Christians around the world are observing Good Friday as part of the Holy Week of Easter to commemorate their belief in the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Some faithful around the world go to extreme lengths to re-enact Jesus' crucifixion as realistically as possible. 

Many Filipino devotees perform religious penance during the week leading up to Easter Sunday as a form of worship and supplication, a practice discouraged by Catholic bishops, but widely believed by devotees to cleanse sins, cure illness and even grant wishes.  


Devotees are lowered to the ground after being nailed to a cross during a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Christ during Good Friday observances ahead of Easter in the village of Cutud near San Fernando, north of Manila, Philippines, on April 14, 2017. (AFP)


Masked penitents, locally called "morions" after the helmets they wear, take part in the Good Friday re-enactment of the Passion of Christ in Boac, Marinduque, central Philippines, April 14, 2017. (Reuters)


Actors re-enact the Passion of Jesus Christ during the Good Friday procession ahead of Easter in Juba, South Sudan, on April 14, 2017. (AFP)


A man portraying Jesus carries a cross while participating in a re-enactment during the Good Friday procession in Mumbai, India, April 14, 2017. (Reuters)


Actor Brendan Paul, portraying Jesus Christ, carries a wooden cross during a religious performance to mark Easter on Good Friday in central Sydney, Australia, April 14, 2017. (Reuters)


A woman prays during a Good Friday mass at St Andrew's Church in Karachi, Pakistan, April 14, 2017. (Reuters)


Eastern Orthodox clergymen take part in a Good Friday mass in the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia, Bulgaria April 14, 2017. (Reuters)


Members of the Italian community take part in a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in Bensheim, southwest of Frankfurt, Germany, April 14, 2017. (Reuters)


A woman cleans the floor inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre following a Good Friday procession in Jerusalem's Old City, April 14, 2017. (Reuters)


An Ethiopian devotee reads his bible as he attends a prayer session at the Holy Trinity Cathedral on Good Friday, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, April 14, 2017. (Reuters)

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