- Man accused of setting fire to Delta bar; posted photos of it burning on Facebook (9/17/17)5
- Owner of Mary Jane Burgers & Brew in Perryville to open new culinary concept in Cape (9/15/17)3
- McClure man accused of leaving children in hot truck while gambling in casino (9/19/17)1
- New boutique store advocates for special-needs people (9/19/17)
- Retailer may come to Jackson; rezoning needed first (9/17/17)2
- Planet Fitness to anchor Town Plaza shopping center (9/18/17)2
- Mo. conservation agents help fight fires in western U.S. (9/15/17)
- Jury finds Harris guilty of murder, 3 other counts (9/15/17)4
- Former major-league slugger Darryl Strawberry to speak at La Croix (9/20/17)
- Young entrepreneurs add fresh ideas, unique offerings for area market (9/18/17)
Way of the Cross: A holy walk
The journey Jesus made through Jerusalem on his way to his crucifixion -- and his resurrection -- will be commemorated in a special way today in downtown Cape Girardeau.
For the ninth year, walkers will follow a 2.5-mile path along city streets, stopping 14 times for Scripture readings and prayer. The event is called the Way of the Cross and includes Christians from all denominations.
Today's Way of the Cross starts at 12:15 p.m. at Old St. Vincent's Church. Organizers of the event call it a devotional journey on one of the Holy Week days that lead up to the Easter celebration of Jesus' triumph over death, resurrection and sacrifice for the sins of the world.
There will other Good Friday services today in addition to the Way of the Cross. Churches will be observing special liturgies and prayer services to commemorate the day Jesus was put on a cross to die.
For Christians, Easter is the most important event of the church year, celebrating God's power to overcome evil on behalf of all believers. The special services throughout Holy Week remind Christians of the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus, the Messiah.
Today's Way of the Cross walk is one way to remember those important events in the lives of those who follow Jesus as their Savior.
It also brings together Christians who, in their diverse ways, remember the common reason they are Christians.
Among the many prayers that will be offered on this Good Friday:
O God of unchangeable power and eternal light: Look favorably on your whole church, that wonderful and sacred mystery; by the effectual working of your providence, carry out in tranquility the plan of salvation; let the whole world see and know that things which were cast down are being raised up, and things which had grown old are being made new, and that all things are being brought to their perfection by him through whom all things were made, your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.