Hundreds of Christians mark Good Friday in Jerusalem

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April 10, 2009 11:55

 
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Hundreds of Christian clergymen, worshipers and pilgrims were marking Good Friday at Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulcher, where Christian tradition says Jesus was crucified and resurrected. Brown-robed Roman Catholic friars filed into the ancient church after its doors were unlocked Friday morning. Pilgrims knelt to kiss a stone believed to mark the spot where Jesus' body was placed after he was crucified. Processions following Jesus' footsteps through the alleys of Jerusalem's Old City are planned for later in the day. Good Friday marks Christ's crucifixion and death and is followed by the celebration of his resurrection on Easter Sunday. Orthodox Christians follow a different calendar and mark Good Friday on April 17.

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