PICTORIAL: How Children and Women Lead the Way in Dokolo’s Ecumenical Way of the Cross

By LBS team

Dokolo March 29

As the world observe the Holy Week, the small town of Dokolo in Uganda’s Northern Region has joined the world to commemorate the way of the cross. 

The way of the cross, also known as the Stations of the Cross, is a religious practice observed by Christians around the world during the Lent season. 

It is a solemn prayer that retraces the final moments of Jesus Christ’s life, from his condemnation to his crucifixion and burial.

In Dokolo, this tradition has been passed down from generation to generation, and it is the children and women who have taken it upon themselves to carry on this powerful prayer. 

The streets of Dokolo district were filled with young girls and boys, dressed in school uniform, none uniform and carrying crosses, as they reenact the final moments of Jesus’ life.

Students of St. John Bosco led by Albert Alal prayed in front of Okweroyic beautiful shop in Dokolo town.

In many cultures, women are seen as the pillars of strength, often taking on the role of caregivers and spiritual leaders within their families. 

Similarly, children are known for their pure hearts and their ability to see the world through a lens of innocence. 

By participating in the way of the cross, they are not only carrying on a tradition, but also embodying the humility and selflessness that this prayer represents.

Moreover, the involvement of children and women in the way of the cross speaks to the universality of this religious practice. It is often said that children are the future and women are the backbone of society. 

By taking part in this procession, they are not only honoring their faith, but also spreading a message of peace and unity to the world.

Different Christian denominations come together to organize and participate in this event, showcasing the spirit of harmony and togetherness.

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