Diakonia Council of Churches, which for 39 years has been working for a just society, presents its annual ecumenical Good Friday service at dawn on Friday 3 April starting at the Durban Exhibition Centre (DEC) before processing - in silence - through the streets of the city, to the Durban City Hall.
The well-established tradition of the ecumenical Good Friday Service has become not only the flagship of Diakonia but also a major event in the calendar of the city, attended by thousands of people.
Each year, the service highlights a particular aspect of national suffering and injustice. The service this year will focus on the theme Arise and Act for a Just Society. It is a call on South Africans to stand up and work for justice, in order to create the South Africa that we all want.
The sermon will be delivered by the Right ReverendRubinPhilip: Bishopof the Anglican Diocese of Natal, and Dean of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa.
The service will conclude at approximately 8.15am at the City Hall with the flowering of the Cross - as an act of commitment by all present to act for a just society.
Limited parking and street parking is available at the DEC with additional off street parking around the City Hall. Transport back to the DEC from the City Hall will be arranged for the elderly and the infirm.
Entry to the Good Friday service is free, with a collection being taken up during the service to support the burgeoning costs of this event. All are welcome to participate in this significant, multi-lingual Christian Easter event.
For more info, contact the Diakonia Council of Churches on 031 310 3500.