Christians Observe Good Friday Today
MELBOURNE, Florida — Everyone is cordially invited to take part in a Good Friday Ecumenical Prayer Walk in solidarity with the poor and suffering of our community and the world. Members of many different Christian faith communities will gather at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, March 29, 2013 for the start of the 1 ½ mile walk.
Our Lady of Lourdes is located at Fee and Hickory Avenues across the street from the Melbourne Main Public Library. The route will take walkers back to the church by 11:00 a.m.
The devout will follow a Cross and stop to share prayer, Scripture, and song at six sites in the downtown Melbourne area.
More than 40 different congregations and community organizations took part in last year’s walk with many co-sponsoring this Fifth Annual event.
Good Friday is the day Christians memorialize the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on the Cross. Depending on the denomination, many Christians also fast on Good Friday, often limiting their diet to just one non-meat meal. Some Christians eat fish on Good Friday instead of meat.
Good Friday occurs during Holy Week, which began on Palm Sunday, March 24, 2013, which is the Sunday immediately preceding Easter.