Many Catholics gathered to meditate on the sacrifice of Jesus through watching and participating in a live reenactment of the Stations of the Cross. 

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Jesus, center, is crucified with two others during a Stations of the Cross re-enactment held in Spanish on the lawn of St. Gregory Cathedral School presented by the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Tyler on Good Friday, April 19, 2019. Emmanuel Ruiz of Tyler portrayed Jesus in the event. The stations tell the story of Pontius Pilate condemns Jesus to death, continuing with Jesus carrying his cross, seeing his mother, falling with his cross, being nailed to it, dying and being placed in the grave. On Sunday Christians will celebrate the resurrection of Jesus with Easter. (Sarah A. Miller/Tyler Morning Telegraph)

The event was presented Friday in Spanish at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Tyler. The invitation was to "come and walk the road to Calvary with Jesus." 

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Roman soldiers take Jesus to the cross during a Stations of the Cross re-enactment held in Spanish on the lawn of St. Gregory Cathedral School presented by the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Tyler on Good Friday, April 19, 2019. Emmanuel Ruiz of Tyler portrayed Jesus in the event. The stations tell the story of Pontius Pilate condemns Jesus to death, continuing with Jesus carrying his cross, seeing his mother, falling with his cross, being nailed to it, dying and being placed in the grave. On Sunday Christians will celebrate the resurrection of Jesus with Easter. (Sarah A. Miller/Tyler Morning Telegraph)

The Stations of the Cross began as the practice of people who would travel to Jerusalem to retrace the final journey of Jesus Christ to the cross, according to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops website. 

Eventually, because not all people could travel to Jerusalem, a practice developed involving the 14 stations of the cross used today, the website reads. 

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A woman brings water to Jesus picks when he falls with the cross during a Stations of the Cross re-enactment held in Spanish on the lawn of St. Gregory Cathedral School presented by the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Tyler on Good Friday, April 19, 2019. Emmanuel Ruiz of Tyler portrayed Jesus in the event. The stations tell the story of Pontius Pilate condemns Jesus to death, continuing with Jesus carrying his cross, seeing his mother, falling with his cross, being nailed to it, dying and being placed in the grave. On Sunday Christians will celebrate the resurrection of Jesus with Easter. (Sarah A. Miller/Tyler Morning Telegraph)

These stations walk through Jesus' last journey, starting when Pilate condemns Jesus to death, continuing with Jesus carrying his cross, seeing his mother, falling with his cross, being nailed to it, dying and being placed in the grave.  

On Good Friday, Christians around the world acknowledged the death of Jesus Christ, and on Sunday they will celebrate his Resurrection. 

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