BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Good Friday is observed by millions around the world. Christians observe the day with traditions leading up to Easter Sunday.

Christians came together to mark the sacred day with songs, readings, and prayers. Inside the Baltimore Basilica,  Christians observe one of the holiest days of the year.

“Good Friday is the day that Jesus died and that God gave us the greatest gift. God showing us the greatest love and he is giving us salvation and he wants us back, he wants a relationship with us,” says Holly Stone, from Baltimore.

The day for worship unites people in Baltimore to commemorate the day Jesus died.

“We come here for special occasions because we think that the Basilica is the church for the city,” says Bernadette Owens.

Good Friday services are happening in Maryland and around the world.

Holy Friday is observed here in Greece, where services take place throughout the day.

And in Jerusalem, Christians commemorate the day by following the Old City path traditionally walked by Jesus.

“In every country around the world and every time, there is Mass being celebrated, and what we share when we’re inside and what we share in the Eucharist and the body and blood of Christ, it’s being done all over the world, that’s a beautiful thing,” says Stone.

A holy day connecting millions of people.

“All over the world people are celebrating Good Friday because everybody is hoping that things will get better and stay better,” says Owens.

On Easter Sunday, the Baltimore Basilica will hold three services beginning at 8 in the morning. For more information about Easter day services at the Basilica CLICK HERE.

For more information about Easter day events around Baltimore CLICK HERE.

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