Thousands trace Jesus’ footsteps on Good Friday in India

Published on Apr 14, 2017 05:00 PM IST
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An artist enacts the crucifixion of Jesus on the occasion of Good Friday at Our Lady Lourdes Church at Cambridge Layout in Bengaluru, India. (Arijit Sen/HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 14, 2017 05:00 PM IST

An artist enacts the crucifixion of Jesus on the occasion of Good Friday at Our Lady Lourdes Church at Cambridge Layout in Bengaluru, India. (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

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Christians all over India observe Good Friday as the most sorrowful and sacred day of the year. It is also referred to as Holy Friday, Great Friday, Black Friday, or Easter Friday. (Arijit Sen/HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 14, 2017 05:00 PM IST

Christians all over India observe Good Friday as the most sorrowful and sacred day of the year. It is also referred to as Holy Friday, Great Friday, Black Friday, or Easter Friday. (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

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A Christian devotee re-enacts the crucifixion of Jesus Christ . (Mahesh Kumar A./ AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A Christian devotee re-enacts the crucifixion of Jesus Christ . (Mahesh Kumar A./ AP)

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For Christians, it is the most sorrowful, sombre and sacred day of the year. (Rajanish Kakade / AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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For Christians, it is the most sorrowful, sombre and sacred day of the year. (Rajanish Kakade / AP)

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An Indian mother and daughter pray as they watch the re-enacting of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ during Good Friday in Hyderabad, India. (Mahesh Kumar / AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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An Indian mother and daughter pray as they watch the re-enacting of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ during Good Friday in Hyderabad, India. (Mahesh Kumar / AP)

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Some areas hold three-hour long special services in noon – the time when Jesus is said to have been crucified. The lights are dimmed and eventually extinguished. (Mahesh Kumar A. / AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 14, 2017 05:00 PM IST

Some areas hold three-hour long special services in noon – the time when Jesus is said to have been crucified. The lights are dimmed and eventually extinguished. (Mahesh Kumar A. / AP)

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A lady kisses the Holy Cross during the Good Friday mass gathering at Sacred Heart Cathedral in New Delhi. (Saumya Khandelwal/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A lady kisses the Holy Cross during the Good Friday mass gathering at Sacred Heart Cathedral in New Delhi. (Saumya Khandelwal/HT PHOTO)

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The etymology of the term ‘good’ in Good Friday is contested in various circles. While some say ‘good’ means holy, others say that it is a modification of ‘God Friday. (Arijit Sen/HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 14, 2017 05:00 PM IST

The etymology of the term ‘good’ in Good Friday is contested in various circles. While some say ‘good’ means holy, others say that it is a modification of ‘God Friday. (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

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Children watching as artist enacts the crucifixion of Jesus on the occasion of Good Friday at Our Lady Lourdes Church at Cambridge Layout in Bengaluru. (Arijit Sen/HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 14, 2017 05:00 PM IST

Children watching as artist enacts the crucifixion of Jesus on the occasion of Good Friday at Our Lady Lourdes Church at Cambridge Layout in Bengaluru. (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

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Churches observe the day with a service that normally takes place in the evening, where they remember Christ’s death with hymns, thanksgiving prayers, talk about the special significance that the day holds and observe the Lord’s Supper. (Saumya Khandelwal/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 14, 2017 05:00 PM IST

Churches observe the day with a service that normally takes place in the evening, where they remember Christ’s death with hymns, thanksgiving prayers, talk about the special significance that the day holds and observe the Lord’s Supper. (Saumya Khandelwal/HT PHOTO)

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A man portrays Jesus Christ during a re-enactment to mark Good Friday in Guwahati. (Anuwar Hazarika / Reuters) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 14, 2017 05:00 PM IST

A man portrays Jesus Christ during a re-enactment to mark Good Friday in Guwahati. (Anuwar Hazarika / Reuters)

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Christian devotees carry a huge cross on the occasion of ‘Good Friday’ at Sacred Heart Cathedral in New Delhi. (Saumya Khandelwal/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 14, 2017 05:00 PM IST

Christian devotees carry a huge cross on the occasion of ‘Good Friday’ at Sacred Heart Cathedral in New Delhi. (Saumya Khandelwal/HT PHOTO)

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The Holy Communion is organised at several places. A bitter drink is prepared from mostly leaves and vinegar, which is tasted by all after the service. (Saumya Khandelwal/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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The Holy Communion is organised at several places. A bitter drink is prepared from mostly leaves and vinegar, which is tasted by all after the service. (Saumya Khandelwal/HT PHOTO)

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Good Friday is observed as a public holiday in various countries such as India, Canada, the UK, Germany, Australia, Bermuda, Brazil, Finland, Malta, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore and Sweden among others. (Saumya Khandelwal/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 14, 2017 05:00 PM IST

Good Friday is observed as a public holiday in various countries such as India, Canada, the UK, Germany, Australia, Bermuda, Brazil, Finland, Malta, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore and Sweden among others. (Saumya Khandelwal/HT PHOTO)

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