Carrying wooden crosses and singing hymns thousands of Christians in Israel held a procession in the Old City of Jerusalem on Good Friday. The procession was led through Via Dolorosa from the Ecce Homo Convent to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher travelling past the 14 stations of the cross.
On the previous Sunday, hundreds attended a Palm Sunday procession in Jerusalem starting from the Mount of Olives toward the Old City of Jerusalem, dancing and chanting hymns. Israeli police and Israel Defense Forces secured the event and allowed free access for the thousands from around the world attended.
Easter services were held at the historic Church of the Holy Sepulcher attended by religious leaders. The "Holy Fire" was lit as thousands watched and held their own candles.
Other churches in Jerusalem and throughout Israel held services.
Reuters contributed to this story.
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