Tri-state Christians observed Good Friday before Easter weekend.
In Hannibal, people took part in the “Journey of the Cross”–a reflection on Jesus’ suffering. Participants started at St. John’s Lutheran church for a short service. Then, they carried a cross to seven different churches in the downtown area. Religious leaders said it’s an important moment for people of the faith.
“It’s significant because we, as Christians, believe that through the death and resurrection of Jesus we have forgiveness and salvation and that he brings peace with god,” said Rev. Eric Carlsonc of St. John’s Lutheran Church, “so it’s a very special time of contemplation and a public witness as well as everyone travels from church to church.”
Journey of the Cross started in Hannibal in the mid-90s.