Odisha observes Good Friday

Bhubaneswar: People in large number belonging to the Christian community thronged to churches across the state today to observe Good Friday by offering prayer and penance in honor of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

Also referred to as Holy Friday, the day commemorates the suffering and death of Jesus Christ.

Churches are decorated and different programmes including daylong prayer are organised to mark the occasion.

The churches across the State including Cuttack and Bhubaneswar are witnessing huge footfall of devotees since morning as hundreds of faithful thronged to the holy places for prayer. Some of them are also observing fast in the honour of Jesus Christ.