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Many Attend Good Friday Services In Erie

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For many Catholics, the Easter holiday is a time for celebration.

Christina Coleo-Nickon and her neighbors attended the Good Friday service together, Friday evening, at Sacred Heart Church.

Coleo-Nickon said Good Friday symbolizes more of a solemn occasion.

"I think it's the most glorious of all the holidays, even more so than Christmas.  What Jesus did was so symbolic; dying for our sins so that we could be saved," she said.

For many people, Easter is a time of rebirth.  Good Friday is the day in which Catholics commemorate the death of Jesus Christ.

"This is more of a rebirth and a time to connect with our spirituality and why we're so blessed," said Michael Malthaner.

Good Friday ultimately leads to one of the most joyous celebrations on the Christian calendar.

For many people, the past 40 days have been filled with sacrifice and fasting.  Whether it was giving up a favorite treat, or just being nicer to others, many people chose to observe the Lenten tradition.

"I actually gave up eating in between meals and I did pretty well with it," said Malthaner.

"I actually didn't give anything up," said Coleo-Nickon.  "I just prayed more and tried to do good for others."

Celebrations will continue throughout the weekend with Holy Saturday and then of course, mass on Easter Sunday.

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