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Way of the Cross Unites Faithful on Good Friday

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Approximately 800 Diocesan faithful gathered on Good Friday on the campus of Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh to pray and sing the Way of the Cross. The Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of Raleigh, led the liturgy while those in attendance, holding candles, processed from station to station. Among the participants was the Most Reverend F. Joseph Gossman, Bishop Emeritus of Raleigh.

At the conclusion of the Stations, Bishop Burbidge acknowledged that all of those assembled were carrying their own crosses in life. “But tonight we are reminded,” Bishop Burbidge continued, “that we never carry our crosses alone. Look around, and you will see that your brothers and sisters in Christ are walking the same Way of the Cross. And especially, we know that we carry our burdens with the help and example of Jesus, whom we praise and bless, because by His holy cross He has redeemed the world.” 

Above and below: Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge led some 800 Diocesan faithful in the Way of the Cross on Good Friday.