On this day we remember when Jesus died on the cross to save us from sin and give us eternal life.
Here in Saint Matthew we have the custom of representing the Stations of the Cross in the Cathedral gardens, but due to the pandemic this year we will not be able to perform such a representation. However, we will pray the Stations of the Cross inside the sanctuary, with a limited number of 150 people. And we will also broadcast the celebration on Facebook and YouTube.
In the church, the images are covered with a purple cloth like the crucifix and the tabernacle is open and without the Eucharistic reserve, as a sign that Jesus has died. The color purple in the liturgy of the Church means mourning. The image of the Virgin is dressed in purple as a sign of sorrow for the death of her Son.