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Christians remember Good Friday with Stations of the Cross

By Rosa Duarte, Reporter, RDuarte@wfmz.com
Published On: Mar 29 2013 07:00:00 PM CDT
Updated On: Mar 30 2013 04:44:19 AM CDT

Friday was no ordinary day for more than 2 billion people across the world.

ALLENTOWN, Pa. -

Friday was no ordinary day for more than 2 billion people across the world.

For those who practice the Christian faith, Good Friday marks the day Jesus Christ was crucified.

To commemorate, hundreds of believers in Allentown gathered for an all Spanish procession of the stations of the cross.

"It's amazing because Allentown doesn't have that many churches but this is the one church that does that and it's good to come here because you see people come here from other churches for this specific occasion," said Karina Lovera.

Sacred Heart Church in Allentown held its procession Friday afternoon beginning at N 6th and West Turner Streets and made its way back towards the church on N 4th Street.

Hundreds gathered to take part in the service and reenactment done entirely in Spanish.

"I think it's pretty amazing how all the Latinos come and support the church and there's just so many now in Allentown so I think it's great," said Krystal Negr?n.

The day has been commemorated by the church for more than 20 years and it's an event that takes over two months to prepare for and dozens of volunteers.

"We're very happy the people came to see our performance," said program director Claudio Cruz.

The procession is made up of fourteen stations or stops total all following scripture.

The final five take place indoors at the church itself, ending with the crucifixion of Jesus.

Even though it's a solemn day believers consider Good Friday as a reminder of who Jesus was and why Easter Sunday should be celebrated.