TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — For 50 years, Tucson has participated in the long-standing tradition of the Procession of the Cross, working together as a group to carry a 250 pound cross up Sentinel Peak on Good Friday.
That event was placed on hiatus during the pandemic, but returns this year. Los Dorados puts on the event every year.
Everyone in the community is invited to attend and help carry the cross. On the way to the top, the group stops 13 times to remember significant events leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
The procession begins at 5:00 p.m. but attendees are encouraged to arrive as early as 4:00 p.m. for parking.
Once the cross reaches the top, it is set up, lighted so that it can be seen from afar, and kept under constant watch by volunteers until Easter Sunday.
The public is also invited to attend an Easter Sunday sunrise service on Sentinel Peak.
Sentinel Peak Road will close on Friday, April 15 at 2 p.m. to accommodate the Good Friday Cross Procession at "A" Mountain. The roadway will close again on Saturday, April 16, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Sunday, April 17, for Easter Sunday Sunrise Services. pic.twitter.com/AvEPHoXTZw— Tucson Department of Transportation & Mobility (@Tucson_DTM) April 14, 2022
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