Bishop Brennan Leads Good Friday Observances With Processions and Prayers

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Bishop Robert Brennan is observing Good Friday on March 29 with a series of solemn ceremonies and processions across the borough.

The day commences with the Way of the Cross procession that began at 10 a.m. The procession kicked off with a prayer service at the Cathedral Basilica of St. James in Downtown Brooklyn. Participants then traversed the Brooklyn Bridge, pausing for moments of reflection on the bridge and at City Hall Park. The procession will culminate at St. Andrew’s Church in Lower Manhattan.

Following the morning procession, at 3 p.m., the Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion will take place at the Cathedral Basilica of St. James, providing worshippers with an opportunity for prayer and reflection on the significance of Good Friday.

Later in the evening, at 7 p.m., the Good Friday procession will commence from Sacred Hearts and St. Stephen’s Parish in Carroll Gardens. This procession, a joint effort with the Maria Addolorata congregation, has a 125-year tradition in the neighborhood. Residents along the route are encouraged to participate by placing a cross in front of their homes.

Bishop Brennan’s schedule offers opportunities for prayer, contemplation, and communal observance of this important holy day in the Catholic faith.