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    Posted April 3, 2015 by
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    Good Friday in Jerusalem's Old City (Part 2)

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     American expat nomadicjames captured these images of worshippers by the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem on Good Friday. "It was a very festive atmosphere as the pilgrim's sang songs and prayed," he said. "I loved watching the pilgrims from many nations gather together to commemorate this important day in Christianity."
    - sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer

    Today, April 3rd, marks the Christian holiday Good Friday here in Jerusalem and at sundown it also happens to be the first day of Pesach (Passover) in Judaism.

    Good Friday commemorates Jesus' journey to Golgotha to be crucified. Thousands of pilgrams took the same path of Jesus down the Via Dolorosa (The Way of Suffering) starting from Station 1 in the Old City.

    These pictures were taken at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher this morning where the doors opened at the church at 10:30am for service. Many pilgrims traveled from around the world to attend this special time at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.
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