Hundreds turned out for Way of the Cross

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Hundreds turned out for Way of the Cross

Hundreds of St. Lucians took to the streets of the capital in the early hours of Friday, April 3 to reenact what the church calls the Way of the Cross on Good Friday.

Good Friday is religious observance in the Catholic community throughout the world, on the Friday before Easter Sunday. On this day, Christians commemorate the passion, or suffering, and death on the cross of the Lord, Jesus Christ.

Many Christians spend this day in fasting, prayer, repentance, and meditation on the agony and suffering of Christ on the cross.

Notably absent in Friday morning’s procession was the head of the local Catholic church, His Grace Archbishop Robert Rivas.

On inquiring about his whereabouts, outgoing Vicar General of Castries, Monsignor Michel Francis, said: “His Grace started feeling unwell from Wednesday, and on Holy Thursday, during the Mass of the Last Supper at the Cathedral, he started but could not continue, so he rested this morning (Friday). We are hoping he will be well enough to take part in the service over the Easter weekend.”

Monsignor Francis said he was satisfied with the turnout of the faithful, which comprised parishioners from the Cathedral parish, Marchand and La Clery.

Persons came out as early as 4 a.m. for the procession.

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  1. Jesus died for our sins. Is this why we go on killing each other in Jesus name cause we can't have sins he already died for them?

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  2. catholic church is nothing but a CULT. is this necessary? Jesus has already died for our sins. All we have to do is honour him. By doing this what is there to be achieved? sometimes i wonder...

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  3. Jesus carried the cross once and for all. All he required of us now is follow his example of Godly living. Love like he loves Irrespective of opinions, or beliefs. Help make our world a better place.

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  4. It's so funny how everyone have their own interpretation of the bible. Everyone believe that their way is the right way.

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  5. The masses are being deceived sad to say and they don't bother to seek truth. The just flow along with what's fed to them....

    When a well packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and it's speaker a raving lunatic...Dresden James

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  6. The Romans & European Slave masters tricked our ancestors into believing in the Catholic way.They painted pictures of a white man & forced the slaves to follow that way...& it stuck,just like country & western got stuck in the islands.The individuals who sing country & western don't even like blacks.Oh well,I guess ppl need something to believe in.

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    • Sad to see alot of you never bother to do research and once again believe what you guys hear. But here you are judging those who believe. Anglican was the first religion and through church leaders division other Religions were formed. The church is called ROMAN CATHOLIC because the first catholic church was build in Rome. It's like saying St.lucia is full of crime so all St. Lucians are criminals and crime started in St.Lucia

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    • Smart man,

      How do you know they tricked our ancestors into believing the Catholic way? Were you there? An dyou're right, people need something to believe in, just like you believe our ancestors were tricked and individuals who sing country and western don't like blacks. It's a 2 way street buddy.

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      • Take a trip through the Rockies or at a Texas bar exclusively which plays country & western & maybe,just maybe your black ass might make it out.The slaves were forced to switch religions.I can't argue with fools so I will stop there.Go kneel to your white paintings of Jesus.

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  7. dough I believe in yahweh I don't believe in a jesus christal as the son of GOD.ti bolom in essence isn't wrong cause the truth is such slave masters n colonial masters knights n crusaders n explorers were the ones responsible for introducing us to catholic way n back then it was Christianity or dead.the roman Catholic Church has killed more persons in the name of Christ than all the so called terrorist groups in the world.the story of Christ came when the Jews came back to Israel so Christ is about 3000yrs old lol young for a god.remember religion is division 7 days of the week every second.Rome is responsible for a lot of blood shed in the name of Christ

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    • The anti Christ will come in the name of Jesus Christ and many will fall for it. The letter 'J' is only 600 years old so how could it me the Messiah's name since He came to earth over 2000 years ago? Many do not know the name of the Most High. His name is His seal. YAHUAH!. The world has been brainwashed with so many lies for thousands of years that the truth seems crazy to them. The calendar is what Rev 18:3 speaks about. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. ....The Calendar will soon change yet again to THE WORLD CALENDAR. The only Calendar that never changes is YAH'S calendar in the sky where no man can tamper with it. He put the sun and moon in the sky for a reason. The moon phases which of course gets it's light from the sun tells us when to worship and which day it is. The Roman church is responsible for a lot of bloodshed indeed in the name of Jesus Christ. Now is the time people to start searching for the truth before it is too late.

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  8. Actually our culture as black people I what we all call paganism. Why black people so brain wash. Them man kill a man and see he eh die put him on a cross still he didn't die. Now they have all black people begging him forgiveness for them and telling us what our ancestors knew is paganism and yes we drink it and will kill for it.

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  9. To ti bolom and truth..........it is only things like you that help the devil destroy the world. Pls shut you'll bastard mouths if you'll have nothing positive to say. Go listen to some positive music or some gospel. Love peace!!!!!!!my god is an awesome god alleleuia. He is doing great things in my life

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    • "shut you'll bastard mouths" " shut your trap" coming from people who claim to be a Christian.. such hate.It's no wonder we are having a hard time reaching people like ti-bolom.

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    • Did you know that the Most High has a name? Did you know that His Name is His seal? Did you know that the word god is a title? Did you know that Satan is the god of this world? Would the Most High share the same name with the adversary? Dig for the truth.

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  10. My great god is so loving , he accepts all wrong we do to him . ti bolom , my god forgives you . why you all never say there's no devil ?

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  11. My question is. Why would anyone want to relive the pain that Jesus went through. Christians should find another way to meditate on the death of Christ.

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    • When a well packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and it's speaker a raving lunatic...Dresden James

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  12. With all you'll be leaving and praying and the world keep getting worse. So who is answering your prays?

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    • 2 Chronicles 7:14 f my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land......Prayers will never be answered with all the wickedness and abomination in this land......Matthew 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity / lawlessness.......The law need to be kept to show ourselves approved. Many perversions of the Scriptures (which was deliberate of course) has achieved it's goal by providing a watered down version of the Scriptures in having people believe that they do not need to keep the law. That their 'Christ' did it all and all they have to do is believe. The Messiah took the place of the lamb on Passover so that we do not have to do the slaughtering anymore. He was the last lamb. However we must strive to obey His law / commandments. He NEVER abolished it. Matt 5: 17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. ...........Meaning of fulfill....Submit, carry out (a task, duty, or role) as required, pledged, or expected. Seek truth!

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  13. Ti.bolom shut your trap keep your beliefs to yourself you need Jesus the blood can set you free. Demon

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  14. All this is abomination in the eyes of the Most High Yahuah. There is a god. Yes. Satan the god of this world. People need to get back to Turah and live by it.

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  15. Pot and kettle....no difference really....pot believes in works and penance....while kettle believes in no God...both misguided....smh

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  16. @ Ti-bolom. That's only your opinion and your choice to believe the is no God but whether you believe or not doesn't change the fact that there is a Great living and caring God. Let me see who will challenge what I just said

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  17. Look at all that stupidness, you let your masters fool you into believing in all that nonsense. There is no God, and you are hypnotized by the lies of religion.

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    • Thank you Satan for your information, I guess we should all believe in you and continue to destroy this would. Smh.

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    • god forgive him for he no not what he says ,one thing i can tell you look at your steps when walking ,because our GOD s every where,he heres and see all things,