Vincennes ceremony sends Jesus to the streets

VINCENNES, Ind. (WTHI) – A community wide event took place Friday in downtown Vincennes when congregations from several area churches recreated the events recorded on the day of Jesus Christ’s Crucifixion.

An estimated 300 people turned up in downtown Vincennes to be a part of the gathering.

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The event, which is called the “Way Of The Cross Walk,” began at the old Vincennes Catholic Cathedral. The parade then lead event participants through downtown Vincennes and then back to the lawn at the Cathedral.

“There are about 12 to 14 ministers who participate, so there will be worshipers from that many churches,” said Dr. Georg Karl, Pastor First Church of God. “Our community has received this very well and it has been a unifying moment for Christians, but I think the community as a whole.”

The outdoor community-wide event utilized Vincennes Police to block intersections in and surrounding some intersections of the city’s downtown.

The parade of parishioners walked about, saying prayer and listening quick scripture notes at each of fourteen event based stops. At each stop, a cross, carried by event participants would change hands.

“The heart of our faith as Christians is what happened at Easter, the death and the resurrection of Christ, and every possible way that we can re-ignite the flame of fire, that, that faith ignites in our spirits, is well placed and well used time,” said Dr. Karl.


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