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    Jesus, portrayed by Julio Mejia, carries his cross in the second station during the Stations of the Cross presented by Sacred Heart/Saint Dominic Parish on Friday in Portland. The Stations of the Cross are a 14-step Catholic devotion that commemorates Jesus' last day on Earth.

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    Sacred Heart/Saint Dominic parishioners, dressed in costumes, participate in the first station as they celebrate the Stations of the Cross on Friday in Portland. Each of the 14 stations depict a specific event during Jesus' last day, beginning with his condemnation by the populace and ending with the placement of his body in a tomb. Iconic depictions of two of the stations are behind the parishioners.

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    A young boy, depicting a child in Jesus' time, holds his mother's hand as they attend the ninth station during a celebration of the Stations of the Cross at Sacred Heart/Saint Dominic Parish on Friday. The ninth station portrays one of the times Jesus falls as he carries his cross.

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    A young boy holds his ears as Jesus, portrayed by Julio Mejia, carries his cross during the Stations of the Cross presented by Sacred Heart/Saint Dominic Parish on Friday in Portland.

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    Jesus, portrayed by Julio Mejia, is portrayed as being nailed to the cross in the 11th station during the Stations of the Cross presented by Sacred Heart/Saint Dominic Parish on Friday in Portland. The Stations of the Cross were commemorated all over the world by Catholics on Good Friday, the day Jesus was put to death. Easter is Sunday.

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    Mary Madalene, portayed by Maria Molina, looks up at Jesus after the portrayal of him being nailed to the cross during the Stations of the Cross presented by Sacred Heart/Saint Dominic Parish on Friday in Portland. Specific prayers are recited at each station.

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