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Live "Way of the Cross" in Prešov

PALM Sunday marks the beginning of a series of religiously themed events staged at the Nižná Šebastová church.

PALM Sunday marks the beginning of a series of religiously themed events staged at the Nižná Šebastová church.

On Maundy Thursday, believers from the church will dramatise the Last Supper of Jesus and His Disciples. Following this, the church congregation will perform “Way of the Cross” on Easter Friday in the center of the nearby Prešov. Easter Sunday sees the final event, the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, performed back at the Nižná Šebastová church.

The church has been staging the events for the past two years; however, after reaching agreement with the Prešov Mayor Pavol Hagyari, this year marks the first time the church will perform in the city centre.

The Way of the Cross will begin at 10:00 in front of the City Hall with Pilate’s Trial, and will proceed down Hlavná Ulica (Main Street) to Calvary and the Garden of Art.

The crucifixion scene will take place here, and afterwards Christ’s body will be sent to the grave.

Organisers are hoping that participation will improve on last year’s tally of 2,000 onlookers in Nižná Šebastová (although that was felt as a big success, too, due to the number of local inhabitants) turning out for the Way of the Cross in Prešov, one of the organisers, Mirka Hlavatá, told the SITA newswire.


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