Join us for the 2017 Crosswalk. Click this link for more information: www.mooresvillecrosswalk.wixsite.com/cross
Good Friday is the day Christ was crucified. It is one of the most sacred days in the Christian calendar. Jesus carried His own cross down the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem from the Praetorium to Calvary where He was crucified.
There are 14 incidents that happen from the time Pilate sentenced Christ to when He actually died. These are called the 14 Stations of the Cross.
Many churches all over the world will have a Cross Walk on Good Friday in remembrance of what Christ had to endure. It's like a walking devotion.
This year we are helping sponsor the 2nd annual Mooresville Community Cross Walk. Every church, every person in Mooresville is invited to come walk with us.
We will start at Central UMC and walk to Southside Baptist. Someone will be carrying the cross just as Jesus did.
From Southside you will drive to Fair View UMC for the last 2 stations and finish with lunch at our new pavilion. For some Christians Good Friday is a day of strict fasting and abstinence from all meat. This abstinence is a form of penance in honor of the death of Christ on the cross. So lunch will be a simple sandwich with chips and a drink.
We have buses available for the older adults or for those that cannot walk
The Via Dolorosa
The Via Dolorosa, literally "the sorrowful way," is the traditional route in Jerusalem which our Lord traveled on the day of His crucifixion from the judgment seat of Pilate.
The Bible does not specifically mention the Via Dolorosa. All we know from Scripture is that Jesus carried His cross from the Praetorium to the site on Mount Calvary where He was crucified. The locations of these two sites are not known for certain, but wherever they were, the route between them was
truly a sorrowful way. The scourging and physical pain the Lord Jesus suffered was minor in comparison to the pain caused by the real burden He was bearing—the burden of the sins of all humanity.
He bore our sins to the cross where He paid the penalty for them all.