Archbishop Edward Adams led the celebration of the Lord’s passion on Good Friday afternoon, April 3, at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia. Archbishop Adams is the Vatican apostolic nuncio, akin to an ambassador, to Greece and originally a Philadelphia priest. Archbishop Charles Chaput, priests, deacons and faithful from across the Archdiocese of Philadelphia prayed in commemoration of the crucifixion and death of Jesus, which included solemn veneration of the cross. (Photos by Sarah Webb)

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Transitional Deacon James Cordosi carries the cross up the main aisle of the cathedral.

Teagan Welsh of ST Patrick in Malvern venerates

Teagan Welsh of St. Patrick in Malvern venerates the cross.

 

 

Transitional Deacon James Cordosi transfers the eucharist from the chapel to the main church

Deacon Cordosi transfers the Eucharist from the altar of repose in the chapel to the basilica for communion.

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From left, Archbishop Charles Chaput, Archbishop Edward Adams and Father Dennis Gill, rector of the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul.

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John Romeri leads the Cathedral Choir for the liturgy.

 

 

 

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The faithful venerate the cross.

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seminarians in recessional

Seminarians from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary recess from the cathedral in silence at the end of the liturgy.

Arcbishop Edward Adams and seminarian Matt Brody

Archbishop Edward Adams and seminarian Matt Brody pray during the solemn liturgy.

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Archbishop Charles Chaput prays during the liturgy.

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Archbisohps Adams and Chaput

couple Michael D'Angelo and Michelle Okon from St Mary Magdelan Media

Couple Michael D’Angelo and Michelle Okon from St. Mary Magdalen Parish in Media.

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Transitional Deacon James Cordosi holds the cross

Transitional Deacon James Cordosi holds the cross up for the congregation.

Transitional Deacon James Cordosi holds the cross as Archbishop Edward Adams venerates

Deacon Cordosi holds the cross as Archbishop Adams venerates it.

Transitional Deacon James Cordosi holds the cross as Archbishop Charles Chaput venerates

Archbishop Chaput venerates the cross.

Fr Sean Bransfield venerates the cross along with fellow priests and seminarians

Father Sean Bransfield venerates the cross along with fellow priests and seminarians.

Jane Desiderio of St Joseph in Downingtown

Jane Desiderio of St. Joseph Parish in Downingtown.

Constance Pappas from the Cathedral venerates the cross

Constance Pappas from the Cathedral Parish venerates the cross.

Alexandria Luna from Ressurection of Our Lord venerates the cross

Alexandria Luna from Resurrection of Our Lord Parish in Philadelphia venerates the cross.

Karen Harvey vernerates the cross

Karen Harvey venerates the cross.

Hundreds of people come to venerate the cross at the Cathedral on Good Friday

Hundreds of people come to venerate the cross at the Cathedral on Good Friday.

Daniel Santoleri of St Thomas in Glen Mills venerates

Daniel Santoleri of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Glen Mills venerates the cross.