Faith walk commemorates Good Friday for Anchorage Catholics
Hundreds of people from various backgrounds, different age groups and parishes met in Anchorage's Town Square Park, culminating the faith walk in observance of the Christian holiday Good Friday.
"We did some stations in Spanish with our Hispanic community," Deacon Dave Van Tuyl at Holy Family Cathedral said. "We have the Yup'ik singers leading us in the Our Father in the Yup'ik language. It's a beautiful joining of communities to remember this very sacred day."
Members from 15 parishes and institutions within the Archdiocese in Anchorage walked to Town Square Park, praying, carrying crosses and reflecting along the way.
"I believe for Christians, for Christian Catholics especially, it's a great opportunity to show our faith to the community and to others," Karen Quirk said.
Quirk has lived in Anchorage for 15 years and has made many of the faith walks.
Tiffany Gregory recently moved to Anchorage from South Dakota with her family and took part for the first time.
"I thought it was very spiritual, community-driven. I thought it was very interesting to see all of the different Catholic churches come together in one location to celebrate," Gregory said.
The faith walk is held each year in Anchorage on Good Friday.
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