Churches, congregants unite on Good Friday

2017-04-27 06:01
Photo: andile sithole A portrayal of Jesus Christ on his way to his crucifixion.

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THOUSANDS of worshippers took to the streets of Verulam in a Passover march to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection­ of Jesus Christ on Good Friday, April 15.

The procession was in line with the annual Easter celebrations where Christians gather around the world to worship and embrace unity.

The procession started from Gandhi Park near Verulam Court and proceeded to the CBD.

The CBD came to a standstill for two hours as the marchers walk in procession through the streets of Verulam.

Pastor Aaron Munsamy told the Weekly, that from 2005 churches in Verulam have hosted a march and since then the number of participants has grown.

“The Hands of Compassion, Verulam Ministries Forum and Impilo over the years saw the number of devotees and people with the interest in what we were doing increasing.

“The Hands of Compassion revived this concept by inviting more churches in Verulam to participate. The church is not a monument, but a movement.”

Chairperson of Hands of Compassion Gopi Naicker said: “We are impressed with the high number of the youth showing an interest in what we are doing.

“As a church our responsibility is to get them off the streets and take them to church.

“The massive turnout showed that the youth realise the significance of the Passover.”

The march was attended by politicians, representatives from the civic organisations and also residents from outside Verulam.

 

THOUSANDS of worshippers from different churches took to the streets in Verulam in a passion march procession to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ on Good Friday, April 15.
The procession was in line with the annual Easter celebrations where Christians gather in different parts of the world to worship and embrace the culture of unity.

The procession started from Gandhi Park near Verulam Court and proceeded towards the CBD.
The CBD came to a standstill for two hours as the marchers walk in procession through the streets of Verulam.

Pastor Aaron Munsamy told the Weekly, since 2005 churches in Verulam came up with the concept of hosting a march and since then the number of participants has been growing.

“The Hands of Compassion, Verulam Ministries Forum and Impilo over the years saw the number of devotees and people with the interest in what we were doing increasing. The Hands of Compassion revived this concept by inviting more churches in Verulam to participate. The church is not a monument but a movement.”

Chairperson of Hands of Compassion Gopi Naicker said: “We are impressed with the high number of the youth showing interest in what we are doing. As a church our responsibility is to take them out from the streets and bring them to church. The massive turnout showed that the youth realises the significance of the Passover.”
The march was attended by politicians, representatives from the civic organisations and residents coming from outside Verulam.

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