BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO
ON Friday last week Christians across Solomon Islands joined other Christians worldwide in commemorating Good Friday which signifies the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
It is a day observed around the world before the Easter Sunday. It commemorates Jesus Christ’s Passion, crucifixion and death which is told in the Christian Bible and it was the day after Maundy Thursday.
Also, it is an important festival in the Christian calendar usually celebrated annually throughout Solomon Islands with great pom and show in churches and glimpse of local Easter traditions for some Christian believers.
The observation involves people fasting and praying as well; churches across the country hold services in the morning up until around 3pm.
On Friday, churches within Honiara held some really interesting and fascinating activities of the Easter occasion especially the Good Friday happenings.
The Holy Cross Catholic church youths re-enacted the procession of the Cross as in the ritual station of the cross which depicts the final hours of Jesus’ life from Honiara Central Market to the Holy Cross Cathedral.