Ecumenical Stations of the Cross Good Friday Service at Bayswater, Perth Australia
At 10 am on Good Friday, Catholic and Anglican youth took turns carrying the Cross in the Stations of the Cross. The ecumenical service, organized by both St. Columba Catholic Church and St. Augustine Anglican Church drew hundreds who walked and prayed down the streets of Bayswater, Perth, Australia.
Father Minh Thuy Nguyen, the parish priest of St. Columba’s, said he and his Anglican counterpart Father Patrick Speed organized the ecumenical Stations of the Cross "to bear witness to our common hope."
The service started at the Anglican church and ended at the Catholic Church, where Father Speed gave his blessing to both Catholic and Anglican attendees. Catholic and Anglican took turn giving a short reflection at each station.
Ecumenical Stations of the Cross Good Friday Service at Bayswater, an initiative of Catholic Fr. Huynh Nguyen and his Anglican counterpart, Fr. Peter Manuel, three years ago, was warm welcomed by members of both the communities who believed that by walking and praying together, they could show people they confess the one faith, and keep the fraternal harmony of the family of God.
More pictures of the event can be seen here.