Lansing celebrates Good Friday with Stations of the Cross reenactment

Mar 28, 2013

Arnold Hennig is the lead organizer of Cristo Rey Catholic Church's 34th annual Stations of the Cross reenactment. He is pictured on the steps of the State Capital, where the performance begins.
Credit Kevin Lavery

Tomorrow is Good Friday, the date two-thousand years ago on which Jesus of Nazareth was sentenced to death and crucified.  For more than 30 years, volunteers in Lansing have memorialized the events of that day with a live reenactment of the Passion.

Actors will gather on the steps of the state Capitol to recall Jesus’ sentencing by the Roman governor Pontius Pilate.  From there, a long procession will travel through the streets of Lansing to mark the Christian tradition of the Stations of the Cross.  The route ends at Cristo Rey Community Center on High Street.