Episcopal Diocese of Rochester
Joy in Christ, as a way of life

10th Annual Ecumenical Good Friday Cross Walk

Maplewood/Edgerton Neighborhood

Good Friday, a solemn day, provides an opportunity to walk with and for people most in need, hosted by the Greater Rochester Community of Churches / Faith in Action Network.  This year, on the 10th anniversary of our beginning, we are inspired by the compassion of Pope Francis and the prophetic voice of the Most Rev. Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church.  Thus, we walk together as “Neighborhood Companions In A Field Hospital” and members of the Jesus Movement embracing those Jesus most loved, “the least of these.”  Becoming one with refugees, with people affected by the opioid drug crisis, with people in poverty and without a home, and with people affected by violence and racism, we walk the streets of the Maplewood Edgerton Neighborhood in Rochester’s northwest quadrant.  

Please join us in solidarity with many who need healing on Good Friday morning, 8:45 a.m., at Aquinas Institute.  The Walk will begin March 30th at 9:00am and then proceed with youth carrying a wooden Cross throughout this neighborhood, making 7 stops, according to the Seven Last Words of Jesus.  Every stop will reflect on the cries of the afflicted, along with the hope- filled healing that is being offered at each stop.