Bellary Christians Mark Good Friday With Great Fervour
Ballari, APR.02, 2021:

Large number of people from all walks of life and beliefs participated in Good Friday procession in Ballari.

Right after the Good Friday liturgical services, the large number of faithful, priests and religious men and women gathered at Bellary Arogya Mathe Shrine Church for veneration of the cross.

In his homily Bishop Henry D’ Souza, Bishop of Bellary at the Good Friday liturgical service in Christ the King Church, Cantonment, said, “The Pascal Mystery which comprises of the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is the foundation of Christianity. Through his sacrificial love culminating on the cross and the unconditional forgiveness imparted, Jesus is inviting people of all generations to promote a culture of selfless love, forgiveness and reconciliation with all”.

Bishop D’ Souza appealed to everyone to forgive even those who hurt us and betrayed us. He reminded, “Only love and forgiveness empower, hatred and intolerance only destroy.”

Later Fr. Anthonyraj and Albert Antony gave messages highlighting the significance of the day.

Due to Covid-19 pandemic restrictions the participants were asked strictly to adhere the protocol like wearing mask and keeping social distance etc.

At the end of the prayerful procession around the Stations of the Cross in the precincts of the shrine, people venerated the corpus of Jesus.

After veneration the corpus of Jesus was deposited in resting place in the Adoration chapel of the shrine.

Bishop thanked all the organizers who have done with great devotion particularly Antony John, Sunder, Stanley, Tony and their team.

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