NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – This Friday marks the first time in many years that both the Christian holiday Good Friday and the start of Jewish Passover have fallen on the same day.
Processions like the Way of the Cross over the Brooklyn Bridge Friday morning are being held worldwide to remember the day Jesus was crucified.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Way of the Cross bridge. It began as a small gathering of friends two decades ago and grew into a much larger event after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, said organizer Timothy Herrmann.
“What started out with roughly 30 people, close friends, has now become over 3,000,” Hermann said. “When a lot of people in the city were really looking for something or somewhere to live that cross and to bear that cross of what happened to all of us with others.”
The procession started at 10 a.m. at the Cathedral-Basilica of Saint James in Brooklyn, paused at the 9/11 memorial and ended at Saint Peter’s Church in downtown Manhattan around 1:30 p.m.