Thika Christians mark Good Friday amid scorching sun.

Faithful from St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Thika on April 14, 2017 mark Good Friday, while re-enacting the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. PHOTO | WACHIRA NJENGE | THIKA TOWN TODAY
Hundreds of Christians gathered in churches across Thika to celebrate Good Friday as they commemorated the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ. The Christians gathered in churches across Thika for prayers before proceeding with way of the cross processions across the industrial town, despite the scorching sun; they chanted songs of praise in honour of the suffering that Jesus Christ went through.
At the St Patrick’s Catholic Church in Thika, the catholic faithful’s, guided by members of clergy, carried several crosses and portraits of Jesus Christ with the church youth re-enacting Jesus’s suffering at every station during the way of the cross procession. The Good Friday procession passed through General Kago, School, Cardinal Njue Roads, Kenyatta Highway, Starehe,Ofafa,Ziwani, estates with 14 stations, each marking an event that befell Jesus on his final journey.
In church, during the Good Friday service the clergy preached messages of peace and hope urging parishioners to be selfless when serving humanity and lead by example.
Father Thiga asked politicians to guide Kenyans in the right direction during campaigns and parishioners to be wary of those that will take advantage of them.
“Jesus Christ come to save the world through suffering and death. Let us be selfless and draw lessons from his life as Christians, and be wary of those politicians who will be using messages of division as we approach the general elections” he said.


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