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Dolan Joins City Faithful In "Way Of The Cross" Procession

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Hundreds of devout Christians marked Good Friday by participating in the Way of the Cross.

The annual procession in Manhattan stopped at 15 designated stations of the cross.

Followers of the faith reflected on the passion story of Jesus, his journey carrying the cross, and his crucifixion.

This year's observance started at Holy Family Church on 47th Street and ended at the Port Authority bus terminal.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan took part before presiding over meditation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

"When we're with Jesus, when we're close to Jesus in the suffering, the down times, the dark times, the Good Fridays of life, that's the best way to be with him in the up times, when we have life and light and hope, that's what Easter's about," Dolan said.

Good Friday leads up to the conclusion of Holy Week on Easter Sunday, when Christians believe Jesus rose from the dead.

Eastern Greek Orthodox, Russian Orthodox and Coptic Christians celebrate Easter on May 5.

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