Hornbill Unleashed

March 31, 2018

In Sarawak, Christians mark Good Friday by attending church service

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 8:02 AM

Youths attending the Stations of the Cross service at the compound of Roman Catholic Blessed Sacrament Church at Taman BDC in Kuching March 30, 2018. ― Picture courtesy of Boniface TumekParishioners packed churches throughout Sarawak to attend the Good Friday service to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary, over 2,000 years ago.

Good Friday is a public holiday in Sarawak, the only state in Malaysia where Christians form the majority.

The Borneo Evangelical Mission (BEM) Kuching Church was filled with the morning worshippers as the Good Friday service here started with the song Crown Him and ended with O The Wonderful Cross.

Apart from singing songs of praise, the life of Jesus in his final hours, according to the Gospel of Mark 15:16-39, was also narrated and explained to parishioners who attended the service.

At the Roman Catholic Blessed Sacrament Church at Taman BDC, a large number of young people attended the Children’s Stations of the Cross held at the church compound this morning.

A parishioner Boniface Tumek said the youngsters got a better feel of the Via Dolorosa, Way of Grief, or the Way of Sorrow or the Painful Way — believed to be the street within the Old Jerusalem which Jesus walked on his way to crucifixion.

Tumek said the Good Friday service consists of three parts, with Part 1 is the Liturgy Of The Word where the worshippers celebrate the passion of the Lord (Gospel John 18: 19-42) while Part 2 is the Veneration of the Cross, something that is unique to the Catholics.

He said the third part is the Holy Communion Service which is not patterned on the usual Sunday service.

The Good Friday service was led by Father Felix Au.

At Kampung Bunuk in Penrissen, near here, some 1,000 worshippers attended the Good Friday< service at the Anglican St Paul’s Church.

The service was conducted in Bidayuh language as all the worshippers are Bidayuhs.

Source : The Malay Mail Online by  SULOK TAWIE




  1. I hope the Church leaders will remind the Christans in Sarawak not to succumb to election bribes given by the corrupted regime. They must not be fooled by Sarawak BN leaders to exchange their sacred votes for basic and rural development which are the responsibility of the government of the day.

    Comment by Awaken Dayak — April 2, 2018 @ 5:45 PM | Reply

    • Sorry dude, no one preaches poltics in Churches unlike in certain places of worship!

      Comment by Brian — April 3, 2018 @ 12:44 AM | Reply

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