Mangaluru: The Way of the Cross was conducted at Our Lady of Miracles Church, Milagres today at 7 AM, on the occasion of it being Good Friday.
The Way of the Cross/Stations of the Cross is a 14-step devotion of the Christians to commemorate Jesus Christ’s last day on Earth as a man. The 14 devotions, or stations, focus on specific events of His last day, beginning with His condemnation. The stations are commonly used as a mini pilgrimage as the individual moves from station to station. At each station, the individual recalls and meditates on a specific event from Christ’s last day. Specific prayers are recited, then the individual moves to the next station until all the 14 are complete.
Milagres Church observes this tradition by carrying the statues of Mother Mary and Jesus Christ to every station. This tradition has been observed for the past 93 years.
Today, the Way of the Cross was conducted by the ward members with great devotion.