TURA, April 20 - The entire Garo Hills on Friday solemnly observed Good Friday even as thousands of Christians commemorated the event.
The day saw observance of prayers, fasting as well as special Church services across the region. The Bishop of Tura, Rt Rev Andrew R Marak, led the Catholics during the prayers on Good Friday at the Sacred Heart Shrine here, while at the Tura Baptist Church, Rev Stafford K Sangma narrated to the devotees the events that took place centuries ago. Bishop Andrew spoke of the suffering that Lord Jesus endured and how he sacrificed himself at the Cross to save mankind from sin.
�By giving his life for all of us, Christ proved to the world his love for humanity,� he said while also calling upon Christians to follow the teachings of Christ in order to make the world a better place.
Devotees took part in the tradition of kissing the feet of Jesus and joined the enactment of the 14 stations of the Cross which retraced the steps taken by Jesus while carrying his Cross to Mount Calvary and his crucifixion.