Snacking on chocolate eggs before Easter Sunday? "He had to carry the cross through Via Dolorosa and he had been beaten and was in a lot of pain, yet they put the cross on him and he had to carry it until he could go no further", said Mitchell.
Numerous Good Friday events are taking place in parks, clubs and beaches from St Georges to Dockyard. Darkness fell on the land for three-long hours as Jesus Christ was crucified on a cross on the mount of Calvary or Golgotha as some call it, near Jerusalem.
Many parishioners at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Tampa spent Good Friday praying at the "Stations of the Cross", 14 devotions or stations that focus on Jesus' last day on Earth as a man.
"Jesus said that we would find him among the poor, among the hungry, among the imprisoned, and among the enslaved", Spilde explained.
"The beauty of it is that anybody from any church and even those who don't have churches join us", Currier said.
Sharing his beliefs with Free Press, devotee Vincent Paul said, "Jesus died for our sins".
From the oldest, who have been making this pilgrimage for more than thirty years, to a 3-month-old baby swaddled in his mother's arms, they came to the center of the city to share their hearts and their faith with family, friends and community.
"It's just a reminder of what our religion is - what He died for, why we're here and why we should love one another", Martinez said. Christians believe that Jesus rose from the dead on the third day which is celebrated as Easter (Sunday).
"We were invited to participate to address the commodification of humans, correlating the scripture reference from Judas betraying Jesus in preparation for Good Friday and Easter", said Kozan, the executive director of Hope Restored Canada. A report on The Northeast Today says All Manipur Christian Organisation (AMCO) has condemned the order.
The county jail and other points downtown served as markers for the group's retelling of the Stations of the Cross, or the story snapshots of the journey to Jesus' death. Emmanual Church was also filled with people to attend the special service.