Philip Ney takes his turn carrying a large wooden cross through the streets of downtown Victoria as part of the annual Good Friday procession last week.

Philip Ney takes his turn carrying a large wooden cross through the streets of downtown Victoria as part of the annual Good Friday procession last week.

Bearing the cross in downtown Victoria

Annual event marks beginning of major Christian religious tradition

People unfamiliar with the city’s annual Good Friday procession may have been a little surprised last week.

The symbolic re-enactment of the story of Jesus walking to his crucifixion sees local Christians take turns hauling a large wooden cross through town.

The walk is organized by members of Christ Church Cathedral Anglican church.