The public is invited to join the Rev. W. Francis Malooly, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington, for an outdoor Stations of the Cross at noon on April 19, Good Friday, at Cathedral Cemetery, 2400 Lancaster Ave., Wilmington.

Stations of the Cross have been held on Good Friday at Cathedral Cemetery for the past 24 years.

Stations of the Cross, also known as Way of the Cross or Via Crucis, is a devotion commemorating the passion and death of Christ comprising a series of meditations, stations. The practice can be traced to early Christian pilgrims who would visit the actual locations of Christ’s suffering and death in Jerusalem.

Cemetery staff will be on duty to assist with parking and give directions. Limited seating will be provided; attendees are invited to bring their own folding chair. In the event of inclement weather, the Stations of the Cross will be moved into the Queen of the Apostles Chapel inside the cemetery. The service should last about 30 minutes and will be held in the Garden of Eternal Life section of the cemetery.

In addition to the Stations of the Cross at Cathedral Cemetery, Malooly’s Holy Week schedule includes the annual Chrism Mass at the Church of the Holy Cross in Dover, Holy Thursday liturgy, Good Friday liturgy and Easter morning Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Peter in Wilmington and Holy Saturday liturgy at Saint Elizabeth Church in Wilmington.

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