Good Friday Services

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Christians through out the Brazos Valley recognized Good Friday. Some shared what the day means to them.

Good Friday is a Holy day celebrated by Christians on the Friday before Easter. It commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus at Calvary. Special prayer services are held on the day with readings from the gospel accounts of the events leading up to the crucifixion.

St Anthony's Catholic Church in Bryan presented the stations of the cross, a live portrayal of the crucifixion. John Wooderson played the role of Jesus.

"At his crucifixion there was so much suffering but 3 days later he saved us," said Wooderson.

Fellow church members looked on and were moved. Dozens walked for over 2 miles to symbolize the journey Jesus took while bearing the cross.

"It's really special to me and the fact that Jesus died on the cross for my sins. I just can't believe that God loves us so much that he gave his own life for our eternal salvation," said Craig Mitchell, a member of St Anthony's.

Ashlee Jordan played the role of Mary and hopes it inspires other kids her age to become more involved in church.

"This is my first year being Mary. It's a really, really good experience especially for kids our age and it helps us understand Jesus' sacrifices for us and how important it is," said Jordan.

"It just really blows me away how much God loves me," said Mitchell.