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Faithful Observe Good Friday in Rochester

Churches and faith groups gather to mark Good Friday.

Christians across Rochester observed Good Friday with marches through downtown Rochester showing the stations of the cross.

News 8 caught up with members of the House of Mercy, St. Joseph House of Hospitality, and PAX Christi as they began their journey of the stations of the cross.

They stopped at sites across the city for the fourteen stations of the cross, which represent the crucifixion of Jesus.

These organizations help serve many of the communities in poverty in Rochester.

They say Good Friday is about spreading the lessons of compassion and humanity.

"We want to walk the streets downtown because we want people to see us. We want people to remember what this day really is," said Sister Grace Miller

"Today is the day that Christians need to remember all of the ways the crucifixion is being carried on today," said Dr.Harry Murray, an organizer.

Good Friday is one of the most somber days in the Christian calendar.

It will lead up to Easter Sunday, the day Christians believe Jesus was resurrected.

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