Mt. Carmel upholds Good Friday tradition

Mar 26, 2015 567

Easter is a joyous time for Christians around the world, an event that represents the triumph of life over death. Before that momentous Sunday, however, a brief but intense period of mourning commences, culminating on Good Friday, the day Christ was crucified, died and was buried.

For centuries, towns and villages across Italy have expressed their collective sorrow with masses and processions that rival any other on the religious calendar. "The Good Friday celebration is the most spectacular in Italy, even more so than even Easter Sunday," the Rev. August Feccia explains. "This memory is cherished very deeply by the Italians in Chicago, even after many decades, because they experienced it as children and they will never forget."

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Fonte: Fra Noi

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