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Pilsen's 40th Annual Stations Of The Cross Inspires Thousands [PHOTOS]

By Stephanie Lulay | April 14, 2017 4:45pm | Updated on April 17, 2017 8:43am

PILSEN — Thousands of Catholics descended on 18th Street in Pilsen Friday morning to celebrate the life of Jesus Christ in an annual Good Friday tradition. 

The Living Stations of the Cross consists of live scenes representing the day before Jesus was crucified, each marked with crosses along procession routes.

The 40th annual Pilsen Via Crucis march began with a re-enactment of the Last Supper at Providence of God Parish, 717 W. 18th St. It traveled to the re-enactment of the crucifixion at Harrison Park before ending at St. Adalbert Catholic Church, 1650 W. 17th St.

Check out our photos from the procession in Pilsen Friday.

Thousands of Catholics attended the 40th annual Pilsen Via Crucis march Friday in Pilsen. [DNAinfo/Stephanie Lulay]

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An actor portrays Jesus Christ in a Stations of the Cross re-enactment at Harrison Park Friday. [DNAinfo/Stephanie Lulay]

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Actors participate in a Living Stations of the Cross in Pilsen Friday. [DNAinfo/Stephanie Lulay]

Parishioners at St. Adalbert Catholic Church in Pilsen on Good Friday. [DNAinfo/Stephanie Lulay]

St. Procopius parishioners participate in a Living Stations of the Cross re-enactment in Pilsen Friday. [DNAinfo/Stephanie Lulay]

A woman sells crucifixes on Good Friday in Pilsen. [DNAinfo/Stephanie Lulay]

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