Jesus carries his cross  during the  Via Crucis at St. Joseph Catholic Church March 29, 2024. Mike Adams/Augusta Good News
Jesus carries his cross during the Via Crucis at St. Joseph Catholic Church March 29, 2024. Mike Adams/Augusta Good News

In pictures: Good Friday Stations of the Cross at St. Joseph Catholic Church

For several years, parishioners at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Lumpkin Road have brought to life the final hours of Jesus on Good Friday.

Once again on March 29, they presented the Stations of the Cross in Spanish.

The Stations of the Cross are also known as the Way of the Cross or Via Crucis. The 14 stations mark Jesus’s passion and death on the cross. Each one depicts a moment on his journey to Calvary, usually through sacred art, prayers and reflections. The practice began as pious pilgrims traced his path through Jerusalem on the Via Dolorosa, according to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops website.

The services are typically held inside the church during Lent, which began with Ash Wednesday on Feb. 14.

Pilate asks the crowd to decide the fate of Barabbas at the Living Stations of the Cross at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Augusta, Ga. on March 29, 2024. Mike Adams/Augusta Good News.
Roman soldiers drag Jesus to the cross at the Via Crucis at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Augusta, Ga. on March 29, 2024. Mike Adams/Augusta Good News.
Roman soldiers take Jesus to be beaten before crucifying him at the Living Stations of the Cross at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Augusta, Ga. on March 29, 2024. Mike Adams/Augusta Good News.
Roman soldiers beat Jesus as he falls carrying the cross at the Living Stations of the Cross at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Augusta, Ga. on March 29, 2024. Mike Adams/Augusta Good News.
Roman soldiers raise the cross and crucify Jesus at the Living Stations of the Cross at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Augusta, Ga. on March 29, 2024. Mike Adams/Augusta Good News.
Church goers watch as the Jesus’s fate in is being decided at the Living Stations of the Cross at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Augusta, Ga. on March 29, 2024. Mike Adams/Augusta Good News.

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