Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


Annual Good Friday Pilgrimage Set For April 2

Published March 18, 2010

People of all faiths will once again turn the landmarks and streets of downtown Atlanta into a pilgrimage, recreating Jesus’ final steps before his crucifixion.

Hundreds of people are expected to come out for the annual Good Friday Pilgrimage, as it marks it 30th anniversary this year. The event is on April 2, and all are welcome to attend.

The walk, which begins at 9 a.m. at the state Capitol in Atlanta, highlights current social justice issues as pilgrims recollect the sufferings endured by Christ and his Passion.

Among the landmarks that serve as reminders of Jesus’ suffering and of those suffering today are the Trinity United Methodist Church, Fulton County Family Court, the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Freedom Quilt Memorial, Big Bethel AME Church, Ebenezer Baptist Church and the tomb of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King.

Participants are invited to join starting at the Washington Street side of the state Capitol, between MLK Jr. Drive and Mitchell Street. The pilgrimage ends around 1 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Crypt. Buses will be available at the conclusion of the event to transport people back to the state Capitol area.

The event is being coordinated by Catholic Charities Atlanta’s Parish & Social Justice Ministries and the Catholic Campaign for Human Development.

Go to for more information, including directions, parking and group transportation suggestions.