Community Easter commemorations are being held along the Wasatch Front this week, in addition to events geared to individual congregations.
- After a year without the traditional Good Friday procession, downtown area churches are reviving the community event this year, to be held April 14 at 7 p.m. beginning at the Cathedral of the Madeleine, 331 E. South Temple. Christians of many denominations are scheduled to participate, carrying a wooden cross and banners of individual churches.Marchers will travel to St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, First United Methodist Church, Central Christian Church and conclude at First Presbyterian Church at South Temple and C Street. Scriptural readings and hymns will be offered at each location. KALL Radio (910 AM) will broadcast the procession live.
The procession was begun in 1986 by the Central Salt Lake Council of Churches, and has grown to a regional event with Christians from as far north as Logan and as far south as Mt. Pleasant participating, according to organizers.
- Three Brigham City churches will hold their own Good Friday processional beginning at 6 p.m. at Holy Cross Church, 705 E. 200 South. Short meditations will be offered along the route, which is just under two miles long. Other churches on the route are St. Michael's Episcopal Church and St. Henry's Roman Catholic Church. Following the procession, each congregation will have its own Good Friday liturgy.
- The Salt Lake Area Easter Sunrise Service will be held at 7 a.m. at Sugarhouse Park on the hillside directly south of Lake Terrace. Seating will be provided for senior citizens and others unable to stand, and coffee and cocoa will be served. The nondenominational service is to include traditional and contemporary hymns, scripture readings, prayer and Christian music. The event is sponsored by MasterPeace Ministries.