Good Friday observed at Milagres Church, Kallianpur

Richard D’Souza
Richard D’Souza

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Good Friday observed at Milagres Church, Kallianpur

Kallianpur : Good Friday was observed with total devotion in Milagres Church here throughout the day when large number of devotees visited the church during the day. The evening services began at 3.30pm commenced with way of the cross led by Br. Fredrick Sequierra and choir team.

After the way of the cross, Good Friday services began with more reverence which main celebrant of the service by Rev Fr. Ivan Rodrigues along with Rev Fr. Stany B. Lobo, Rev Fr. Uday Fernandes and Rev Fr. Agnelo D’Souza of Pilar Fathers. All the priests were prostrating in front of the main altar that was stripped off its covers yesterday. The Tabernacle was open and there were neither flowers nor bells marking the mourning of the church in commemoration of the death of Christ.

During the readings of the Gospel, recitation of the Passion of Jesus Christ from the Gospel of St. John. While Fr. Uday Fernandes took up the role of the narrator, Rev. Fr. Ivan Rodrigues recited the passages attributed to Jesus whereas Bro. Prajoth D’Sa represented the crowd and other characters in the narration.

During very long homily address Fr. Ivan Rodrigues pointed out that cross never let us down during our difficulties specially during various attacks on us in the country. Cross is our real saviour and salvation. Fr. Ivan compered the earlier years and now the present situation of our life. Jesus is our saviour and died for us. Let follow the doctrines of Jesus.

The next part of the liturgy was the invocation of prayers for the various intentions of the church.

After the invocation of the prayers, the priest brought the covered Crucifix from the main entrance of the church and uncovered it at three stages. Thereafter, the priests venerated the Cross followed by the people coming in two lines each in three isles as the priests, sisters and alter boys held the Crucifix.


After the cross veneration, holy communion service was held. After the annoucement by Rev Fr. Stany B. Lobo, very large procession was held.This was the last service of the Good Friday observation.

Richard D’Souza

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