Shillong/Aizawl/Dimpaur, March 30 (PTI) Good Friday was today observed with prayers and hymns across Meghalaya, Nagaland and Mizoram – the three states in the North East with a significant Christian population.

The day marks the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Calvary Hill in Jerusalem nearly 2,000 years ago.

Special sermons on salvation and prayers for repentance were held in churches across the three states.

In Meghalaya, people, mostly dressed in black, took out a procession from Catholic Cathedral, one of the prominent landmarks in the state capital.

Catholics were also seen gathering in large numbers at Cathedral Church of Mary Help of Christians in Shillong to attend a prayer meet.

In Mizoram, too, the members of the Catholic Church took out processions in Aizawl and other parts of the state.

Similar prayer meets were also held in parts of Nagaland today.

In Kohima, a special cross procession, remembering the walk of Jesus Christ to Mount Calvary, was organised by the Catholic churches.

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