Friday, April 2, 2010
Good Friday Afternoon in Williamsburg: The Way of the Cross Procession at the Church of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Around 1:30 p.m. today, we were at the Church of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Metropolitan and Havemeyer (though the church is technically on North 5th Street) for the solemn Good Friday procession, the Way of the Cross.
A car with loudspeaker behind it played music as people filed out of the church.
Historically an ethnic Lithuanian parish since the early 20th century, the Church of the Annunciation still has Sunday masses in Lithuanian every week, in addition to the later mass in Spanish. (There are masses in English and Italian at Our Lady of Mount Carmel.)
As in other local commemorations of the Stations of the Cross today, children played a prominent role here. There were a lot of strollers in the procession.
Also a couple of bikes and at least one scooter.
As we were walking, we noticed this graffiti on the Metropolitan Avenue sidewalk.
Here's a video of a Williamsburg Good Friday procession in 2007: