Way of the Cross Walk organizer, Minister Terrence Roberts, said the event has worked well using a familiar formula. Now in its 12th year, the annual walk through downtown Meridian is an effort where churches from different denominations come together to commemorate the crucifixion.
"For a moment there are no denominations, when we walk together," said Roberts.
As part of the walk stations are set up throughout downtown where church groups depict the events leading up to the crucifixion of Christ.
"This year I do have a few churches that were not able to participate. So, we have some new churches participating, and I have about two stations that are still open and we are also looking for a choir to do the gathering pre-concert."
As far as what the participants for the stations will need to do, Roberts says it doesn't have to be elaborate.
"So they could do a reading. They could do a song," he said. "They could do a mini skit. Kind of however they feel led, a dance."
Organizers say the walk customarily lasts about 3 hours. Transportation is provided for the disabled.
"The last few years the numbers have kind of dwindled and we would like to see a resurgence in that and people coming out supporting it," Roberts said.
For more information on how you may get involved in this 12th year of the Way of the Cross Walk contact Roberts at (601) 553-2988.
"Obviously, twelve is an important number in Scripture and I'm hoping that this will be a concept of us, new beginnings for the entire body of Christ," said Roberts.