On Good Friday, Duluth Residents Honor Centuries-old Tradition

Updated: 04/19/2014 2:41 PM
Created: 04/18/2014 10:45 PM
By: Darren Danielson

It is a solemn night of centuries-old tradition.

Good Friday is observed Christians commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. Friday night, faithful around the world, and here in Duluth, are conducting processions. Starting at the College of St. Scholastica and ending at the Duluth Cathedral of Our Lady, the procession symbolizes Christ's walk to his crucifixion.

Sharon Mollerus, who helped organize this year's walk says, "This is a special time to remember a great day a very important event in all of our lives and we do that first of all so we remember but also so others can consider that possibility."

The Way of the Cross procession is sponsored by a Catholic lay movement called Communion and Liberation.

Front Page

  • Blue Angels Practice For Weekend Air Show in Duluth

    It's breathtaking and maybe a little nerve racking to watch, but it's a typical day at the office for Lieutenant Commander John Hiltz. The Blue Angels went up for a practice run Thursday. They're in town for the Duluth Air Show that kicks off on Saturday.

  • Navy Divers Show Off Their Skills at Great Lakes Aquarium

    It may be time for the Duluth Air Show, but not all the action is up in the sky. Navy divers stopped by the Great Lakes Aquarium to dive with some local fish and show off their skills to the public. 

  • Northland Kids Hang Out With Navy Seals in Duluth

    Navy Seals were grounded Thursday, but they still entertained kids with the Boy and Girls Club. The eight-member parachute team was suppose to drop in at the Heritage Sports Center for a few hundred kids, but our weather changed the plans. Other fun was had for Navy Week Duluth.

  • How to Beat the Crowds at the Minnesota State Fair

    Some people pick their days at the Minnesota State Fair based on the weather, others on their work or school schedules. However, a lot of fair goers want to avoid the longest lines.

  • Political Candidates see Opportunity at State Fair

    Political candidates foraging for fall votes are settling in at the Minnesota State Fair. With more than 1.7 million people expected to roam the grounds during the 12-day run, candidates for governor, senator and other offices are shaking hands and spreading their messages.