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Good Friday in Houston Special

Houston - After teaching English overseas for five years, I returned to California, drove to Houston, and celebrated Good Friday at Grace community church.

Video: Filipinos reenact the Crucifixion on Good Friday

San Fernando - As the Christian world celebrates Good Friday, these Catholic zealots in the Philippines go much further, by reenacting the Crucifixion and the suffering of Jesus Christ.

Op-Ed: The Friday that was good in more ways than one

It always seemed a funny old day, Good Friday. Why, we kids wanted to know, was it thought so “good” when it marked such a horrible death?

Ohio church to giveaway new house over the Easter holiday weekend

Toledo - An Ohio church is expanding its outreach by offering to giveaway a house this Easter weekend to a qualifying family who meets their guidelines, the only catch, you must attend one of five services scheduled over the three-day weekend to apply.

Anti-Muslim protest with Pastor Terry Jones is cancelled

Dearborn - Tensions in Dearborn, Michigan were eased on Friday after a planned protest at one of the largest Islamic centers in the country by a small group that included controversial Pastor Terry Jones was cancelled.

Filipinos whipped and nailed to crosses in crucifixion ritual

San Fernando - Penitent Filipinos marched through villages, while being beaten with sticks and ropes, in a re-enactment of Jesus Christ’s suffering held yearly on Good Friday. The religious event culminates with a crucifixion ritual that the Catholic church rejects.

Canadian Catholics concerned over Easter weekend advance polling

Ottawa - The President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has asked the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada to ensure the staff and volunteers of Elections Canada will be able to attend worship during Holy Week.

Filipinos Crucify Themselves On Good Friday While Listening To Led Zepplin

Every year, Filipino men are nailed to crosses and crucified.The scene has turned into a tourist attraction and this year, before the men are crucified music by Led Zepplin is played.
 

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People gather at the foot of the cross to pray after the Good Friday service.
People gather at the foot of the cross to pray after the Good Friday service.
Filipino Catholics reenact the crucifixion on Good Friday.
Filipino Catholics reenact the crucifixion on Good Friday.
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Lights highlighted the somber remembrance of Christ s death on the cross
Lights highlighted the somber remembrance of Christ's death on the cross
A nook invites visitors to sit down for awhile.
A nook invites visitors to sit down for awhile.
The long hallways of Grace community church
The long hallways of Grace community church
Filippinos indulging in self-flagellation on Good Friday
Filippinos indulging in self-flagellation on Good Friday
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A look at Grace community church s Good Friday service from the back  as singers celebrate on the st...
A look at Grace community church's Good Friday service from the back, as singers celebrate on the stage
A couple sits at a fountain near the church doors
A couple sits at a fountain near the church doors
A girl and woman talk about the Good Friday service they attended  Bibles in their hands  beneath so...
A girl and woman talk about the Good Friday service they attended, Bibles in their hands, beneath somber colors of purple and blue
Inside one church room is a painting of Moses with the Israelites in the wilderness
Inside one church room is a painting of Moses with the Israelites in the wilderness

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