Members of the public carried the cross from station to station in Fort Langley on Good Friday. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance)

VIDEO: Fort Langley churches host Stations of Holy Week

A procession through the Fort remembers the stations of the cross.

Fort Langley’s churches again joined together for the Stations of Holy Week event on Good Friday, March 30.

The annual Fort Langley Good Friday Walk involved members of the churches and the public carrying a cross through multiple sites in the village.

At various stops, there were prayers, readings from the Gospel, and hymns.

“We really believe in unity at the churches of Fort Langley,” said Pastor Luke Knight of the Living Waters Church, one of five that worked together again this year to create the event.

The cross is a symbol of the pain and suffering of the world, but also of hope and togetherness in the community, Knight said.

The event drew a crowd of several hundred people, starting in front of the Fort Langley Community Hall at 10 a.m.

The large crowd took some time to wind through Fort Langley’s streets, with various people carrying the cross from point to point. Some whole families took turns carrying it between the various churches and other stops on the walk around the community.

There were 10 stations, after which an offering was received for the Langley Memorial Hospital Chaplaincy fund, to help provide spiritual care in hospital and hospice.

 

Pastor Luke Knight of Living Waters Church was the MC for the Stations of Holy Week event on Good Friday. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance)

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