Good Friday in Mexico

Good Friday or Viernes Santo as it is known here, is the big Easter celebration here in Mexico. Most towns celebrate with a Via Crucis. A Via Crucis, is made up of 13 "stations" depicting the final hours of Jesus Christ, with emphasis on Jesus' death and the Virgin Mary's suffering.  In tribute to the death of Jesus, churches close their doors, because it is believed that Heaven also closes from 3 pm on Good Friday and reopens Saturday at 6 pm.  Below, are some pictures that I hope you will enjoy. (Click on the images for a closer look.)

Jesus receives the cross.

Jesus fall the first time.

Jesus greets His mother.

Simon of Cyrene carries the cross.

Veronica wipes the face of Jesus.

Jesus falls the second time.

Jesus is stripped of his clothing.

Jesus is nailed to the cross.

Jesus dies on the cross.

The Lamentation. Jesus' body is removed from the cross.

Jesus' body is laid in his tomb.
With Love,
Leslie Limon

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