Malawi VP Chilima take part in ‘way of the cross’ processions

Thousands of Christians in Malawi observed good Friday to mark one of the holiest days on the Christian calendar with a “Way of the Cross” procession across the nation.

Chilima and christians trace Jesus’s footsteps on Good Friday

Chilima and christians trace Jesus’s footsteps on Good Friday

Dr Chilima at way of the cross

Dr Chilima at way of the cross

Way of the cross in Mzuzu

Way of the cross in Mzuzu

Praying in Mzuzu

Praying in Mzuzu

Malawi’s Vice President Dr. Saulos Chilima  joined Catholic and Anglican believers from St. Patrick’s, St. Thomas and St. Ignatius  in the capital Lilongwe on way of the cross as part of Easter commemorations.

The way of the cross started  from St. Thomas, Area 18 to Malawi Police headquarters in Lilongwe.

The traditional Catholic pilgrimage recalls the suffering and death of Jesus.

In his remarks, Chilima  a devout  Catholic said Good Friday is a special day for Christians and it is important that every person takes time to reflect on the importance of the day.

“It is important as Christians to spare time on this day and take part in the Way of the cross and reflect on the sacrifice Jesus Christ made for all of us,” emphasized Chilima.

Among others, Bishop Emeritus Bernard Malango concurred with Chilima in encouraging Christians to take part in the way of the cross, urging Christians to reflect on the meaning of the day and reminisce how Jesus Christ suffered.

In Mzuzu, Catholics traced the footsteps of Jesus  with Way of the Cross procession that started from Chinyolo Catholic church  and finished at Mzokoto church which was led by Rev.Father Paul Chirwa of St Dennis Parish.

The Scriptural Way of the Cross or Scriptural Stations of the Cross is a modern version of the ancient Christian, especially Catholic, devotion called the Stations of the Cross. This version was inaugurated on Good Friday 1991 by Pope John Paul II.

Meanwhile, Christians all over the world are commemorating Easter.

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7 thoughts on “Malawi VP Chilima take part in ‘way of the cross’ processions”

  1. Mwana wa Mlungu says:

    kunyoza chipembedzo ndi mmbali. Kaya anabaYesu anatani Kaya Muhammad naye anatani Eeeh zawo. konza moyo Wako kuti Kayaupulumuke. How???? its a personal choice

  2. Zaheer says:

    Comment 3
    Riaz iz a Christian thus he referred here to something from the Bible dont confuse him as being a Muslim by bringing in my prophet and criticising him. It just shows lack of your knowledge and stupidity similarly like a Pig !

  3. ALOSWEA says:

    KKKKKK other pipo think very shallow you mean we should stop going to church just because we are poor forget,check AMERICAN DOLLAR its written IN GOD WE TRUST

  4. timothy says:

    Easter is not Esther as you think. And there is no any connection btwn these two. Keep that in your mind if you still do not want to listen, a BLESSED EASTER TO ALL!

  5. Mapwevupwevu says:

    @comment number 1 Riaz. Let Christians celebrate the death of their saviour in peace! Its not their fault that your prophet Mohammad may peace be upon him was eaten by pigs!

  6. 2016 welcome says:

    Is religion an adjuvant of poverty? Why is it that societies that are more religious tend to be poverty stricken? For instance Malawi is so religious; you can hardly start a meeting without prayer while in the West or China they don’t but in all measures they are socioeconomically more prosperous. Does it mean societies that seem to be more religious are just hypocritical? May be because being religious is not synonymous to being righteous.
    Just thinking aloud!

  7. Riaz says:

    Was on this day when a king in the Bible married a very beautiful woman named Easter. Ref; Bible easter 2 v16, 17,18. And people will celebrate the kings screw for ever.

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