On Good Friday, April 18, ministers and church members from Bartow area churches will commemorate the biblical sacrifice of Simon of Cyrene and lift up the cross of Christ for all to see as part of the Bartow Ministerial Association’s celebration of the Easter season.
According to the New Testament, Simon shouldered the cross of Jesus as He was marched to Golgotha to be crucified. The annual carrying of the cross by church members commemorates that event and draws the faithful into the Easter events, said First Presbyterian Church of Bartow Pastor Jim Hatch, who is coordinating this year’s annual Cross Walk.
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