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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Good Friday procession at St Joseph's Church (Victoria Street)

Took some photos at the famous annual procession.  My camera isn't good for night shots but took a number anyway.  The Straits Times has a good writeup which I reproduce here:
 
"...in contrast to a more sombre ceremony taking place downtown.

At Singapore's oldest Roman Catholic Church in Victoria Street, parishioners re-enacted a centuries-old Portuguese Good Friday ritual - the removal of Christ's body from the cross after the crucifixion.

St Joseph's Church, which was built in 1912, is said to have been founded by Portuguese settlers between 1851 and 1853.

 

Last night, more than 4,000 people attended the church's ceremony.

At 8pm, a life-sized statue of Jesus was gently lowered from a giant cross by altar boys. It was then carried out by the church's priests, who led a 20-minute candle-lit procession around the church grounds.

 

Catholic parishes St Mary of the Angels in Bukit Batok, Immaculate Heart of the Mary Church in Serangoon and Holy Trinity Church in Tampines, re-enacted the 'Stations of the Cross', depicting the final hours of Jesus' earthly life."

 

 


 
 
 

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