JERUSALEM – Orthodox Christian clergymen and pilgrims are marking Good Friday in Jerusalem's Old City, at the site where they believe Jesus was crucified on this date two millennia ago.
Protestants and Roman Catholics marked Good Friday last week. But members of Orthodox Christian churches follow a different calendar.
Black-robed Greek Orthodox clergymen held wooden crosses as they entered the courtyard outside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Armenian priests also held Good Friday prayers at the ancient church, which is shared by different sects.
Tradition says the church was built on the site where Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected.
Christians believe Jesus was crucified on Good Friday and resurrected on Easter Sunday.