There was a time not long ago, German Catholics would do their spring cleaning on Good Friday to get their Protestant neighbours’ blood pressure sky high. (To get back at them, the Protestants would party on All Saints Day.)
That’s tame, considering what they do in the Philippines on Good Friday. Not only do they have their own Way of the cross procession, at the end of it, they actually nail/crucify the actor representing Christ. This year, they crucified 24.
The Basilica of Sacre Coeur in Montmartre also marks Good Friday with a Way of the Cross procession, always led by the officiating Archbishop of Paris. This time as last year, it was by Cardinal Vingt-Trois.
And no, they don’t usually nail the Archbishop to the cross at the end of it.
How does your town or city mark Good Friday?
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