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Holy strollers: Hundreds march across Brooklyn Bridge in Way of the Cross procession – Brooklyn Paper

Holy strollers: Hundreds march across Brooklyn Bridge in Way of the Cross procession

A good Friday: Thousands of Christians took part in the Way of the Cross procession over the Brooklyn Bridge on Friday.
Photo by Paul Martinka

Hundreds of devout Catholics walked across Brooklyn Bridge on Good Friday for the 21st Way of the Cross procession, which commemorates Jesus’s walk to the Calvary.

The annual event sees participants march en masse behind a large wooden cross from St. James Cathedral Basilica in Brooklyn Heights, across the bridge, and into Manhattan. The solemn three-hour procession is mostly silent, punctuated by hymns and scripture readings, and one first timer says it is an uplifting experience.

“It was wonderful,” said Sheepshead Bay resident Patrice Morgan. “It was very inspirational for everyone to get together.”

Morgan attended the event with her husband Philip and their sons John, Daniel, and Kevin, and says she felt blessed that the youngsters could attend their first procession on one of the holiest days of the Christian calendar.

“It was beautiful, so we were very happy to bring the kids,” she said.

Reach reporter Lauren Gill at lgill@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–2511. Follow her on Twitter @laurenk_gill
A family that prays together stays together: Philip and Patrice Morgan did the walk for the first time this year, taking their three young sons along.
Photo by Paul Martinka

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