A lot of the Christian religion’s central occasions had been within the highlight in downtown Aiken Friday afternoon, with college students in St. Mary Assist of Christians Catholic Church providing their annual Good Friday presentation.
“It is completely different yearly, as a result of … all of the seniors do the key components and so it will get delivered to life otherwise yearly … It is the identical story, however simply how individuals react … and painting the characters at all times modifications, so it is actually attention-grabbing,” stated Maggie O’Leary, a senior at Aiken Excessive. She served as a reader, providing Bible passages on which the presentation was primarily based.
Lili Ross, a senior at Aquinas Excessive, in Augusta, added, “I really like that it is outdoors, fairly than inside, and simply type of strolling across the church, I really feel like this actually does assist carry it extra to life.” She additionally led prayers and led singing on the finish.
This 12 months’s lead position – that of Jesus – went to Patrick Sedlock, a senior at Silver Bluff Excessive Faculty.
Catholic custom contains 14 stations of the cross, beginning with Jesus being condemned to dying and given a cross, which was to function the instrument of capital punishment, and continuing via execution and the physique being faraway from the cross and positioned in a tomb. Easter Sunday, additionally identified to some as Resurrection Day, follows and represents the excessive level within the Christian calendar.
Serving to name the photographs Friday was Joan LaBone, chief of the parish’s youth ministry. She stated the occasion dates again 15 years, to when she received on board in her youth position. This 12 months’s presentation, she stated, represented a welcome reduction, because the 2020 occasion was Fb solely, resulting from COVID-19 and the 2019 occasion was held indoors, resulting from tough climate.