Actors portraying Simon of Cyrene and Jesus carry the wooden cross through a neighborhood adjacent to Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Photo by Chris Stone

Nearly 600 people proceeded through Barrio Logan in a moving re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in a Good Friday observance.

Roman soldiers attach Jesus to the cross at the re-enactment of the the crucifixion on Good Friday. Photo by Chris Stone

Parishioners made their way through streets neighboring Our Lady of Guadalupe Church on Kearney Avenue.

Men, women and children, dressed in clothing reminiscent of the time, followed behind as the actors made their way back to the church for the crucifixion.

They then gathered in the church’s parking lot to witness the re-enactment of the crucifixion.
Parishioners sang hymns and prayed in Spanish as the drama ended with Jesus’ body being presented to his mother, Mary.

In addition, at noon, San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy led a Good Friday Pro-Life Stations of the Cross in downtown San Diego, proceeding down Beech and Front Streets and Broadway near St. Joseph Cathedral.

Enactments also took places at churches throughout the area including St. John of the Cross in Lemon Grove, Our Lady of Guadalupe in Chula Vista, and Resurrection Church in Escondido.

The 14 Stations of the Cross recall Jesus’s path through song and prayers from Jesus being condemned to death to being laid in a tomb after the crucifixion.

Actors in the crowd portrayed the High Priests. Photo by Chris Stone

Rock Church held a Good Friday service at Petco Park.

Mt. Helix Park in La Mesa is celebrating its 100th year of Easter sunrise services on Sunday.

Shuttles begin at 5 a.m. at the Brigantine restaurant’s lower lot at 9350 Fuerte Drive and from corner of Vivera and Mt. Helix Drive as well as those parking near California Bank and Trust (5500 Grossmont Center Drive) in the Grossmont Center mall.

The service begins at 6:30 a.m. Pastor Jim Garlow from Skyline Church will be present.

Easter sunrise services also will be held from 6:30 to 8 a.m. at the Carlsbad Flower Fields beginning at 6:30 a.m. at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park.

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