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By Kim Harris
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Hundreds converge in Old Town Temecula for annual 'Cross Walk'


Last updated 4/5/2018 at 11:06am

Shane Gibson

Pastor Monty Sharp (left) speaks at the Temeku Theater parking lot before a group of worshipers participate in the annual Good Friday Crosswalk in Temecula, March 30.

Hundreds of people flocked to the Temeku Cinemas in Temecula, Friday, March 30, many carrying crosses, to commemorate Good Friday – the day that Christians around the world recognize as the day of Jesus Christ's death.

Shane Gibson

Worshipers walk with crosses in hand along Jefferson Avenue in Temecula on Good Friday, March 30.

People came from across southwest Riverside County to take part in the annual pilgrimage, sponsored by many of the area's churches and Student Ventures.

Lasting about an hour, the 2.2 mile Cross Walk led participants up Ynez Road, across the Overland Drive overpass and down Jefferson Avenue, eventually leading them to Sam Hicks Monument Park in Old Town where they worshipped and sang praises to God.

Good Friday marks the day that Jesus of Nazareth was condemned to death by crucifixion by Pontius Pilate, the Roman Governor of Judea. Jesus rose three days later, and through his sacrifice gave mankind the opportunity to obtain eternal life.


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