Pictorial: Gulu Christians Re-enact Way of The Cross

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Hundreds of Christians in Gulu district this morning converged at St. Joseph's Cathedral parish to commemorate Good Friday.
 
The ecumenical event was presided over by Archbishop John Baptist Odama of Gulu Archdiocese, the Anglican Bishop of Northern Uganda Diocese Johnson Gakumba and the Leader of Orthodox Church in Gulu, Father Julius Orach.
 
In his opening statement, Archbishop Odama who is also the chairperson of Acholi Religious Leaders Peace Initiative asked the faithful to pray for those in deep troubles around the world.
 
"Jesus is calling us to carry our cross and follow him. He is saying save the world of the so much troubles. So many evils. Let's petition God for those in troubles in South Sudan and in refugee camps around the world that peace may prevail," he said.
 
Thrilling display animating the arrest, trial and conviction of Jesus Christ before King Herod, Pontius Pilate and the High Priest was showcased.

The scene was picked up from the Last Supper or Passover meal in which Jesus predicted with precision that Apostle Peter would deny knowledge of him three times before a rooster crows.
 
According to the four Canonical Gospels, Jesus also prophesied that one of the 12 Disciples would betray him for thirty pieces of Silver (Luke 23: 1-31). The disciple happened to be Judas Iscariot with whom he had shared the meal of the Last Supper.
 
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Peter Labeja
Peter Labeja has been a practicing journalist for the last 13 years during which he has covered part of the brutal conflict which bedeviled Northern Uganda as well as the painful transition to Peace thereafter. Emerging post conflict issues such as land rights of under privileged widows and orphans, challenges of access to social services in the immediate aftermath of Lord’s Resistance Army conflict in Northern Uganda.

Labeja is now the Northern Uganda Bureau chief in Acholi Sub Region since 2014 - Gulu, Amuru, Nwoya and Omoro districts as well as South Sudan falls within his areas of jurisdiction. He previously worked with The Vision Group for four years.

Labeja’s major career interests are in Climate Change; Agriculture and Environment - natural resources such as Water, Oil and Gas; Transitional Justice; Human Rights, Democracy and Governance as well as South Sudan’s humanitarian crisis. In 2013, Labeja was awarded a prestigious Pan African Journalism Award for excellence in journalism at United Nation’s UNEP headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya for Climate Change and Health Reporting.

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Christians Venerate at the Cross of Jesus in front of the Cathedral before the beginning of way of the cross gd
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Archbishop of Gulu John Baptist Odama blessing the Rosary held by Christians.
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"Jesus Christ" breaking Bread during the Last Passover Meal he shared with his disciples in which he also prophesied about his betrayal by Judas Iscariot.
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Then He took the Cup of His Blood and told His Disciples This is the Cup of my Blood shed for you. Do This always in memory of me.
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Jesus healed the Ear of a servant of the High Priest after Simon Peter drew his sword and cut it off.
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Jesus returned to find His Disciples in deep sleep and told them to pray that they may not enter into temptation.
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Roman Soldiers Arrived To Arrest Jesus as Fear Stricken Disciples Attempts To Defend Him
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I find This Man Innocent. May His Blood Be Upon Your Head. The High Priest Washed His Hands and Handed Jesus To Roman Soldiers for Crucifiction
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Shortly After Denying Jesus, Simon Peter Went Into A Deep Shob Asking Him To Forgive Him.
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King Herod Insisted That Jesus Christ Perform For Him Miracles Which He Longed To Witness
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Roman Soldiers Whipped Jesus
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I find This Man Innocent. May His Blood Be Upon Your Head. The High Priest Washed His Hands and Handed Jesus To Roman Soldiers for Crucifiction
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They Blidfolded Him and Mocked Him to Identify Who had Slapped Him
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The Way of the Cross in Gulu Led By Archbishop John Baptist Odama and Bishop Johnson Gakumba
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