STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Dozens of people walked through downtown Stroudsburg in observance of Good Friday as members of the community say it’s their annual tradition.

A decades-old handmade cross held together with duct tape and wire brings together over 100 people in Stroudsburg.

In observance of Good Friday members of St John’s Lutheran church gathered for the ‘Walk for Christ.’

“The walk is based on the Stations of the Cross which are different events that happened in Jesus’ life during his last week and it has been condensed into seven stations,” said Pastor Beth Utley, First Presbyterian Church of Stroudsburg.

Walking through downtown Stroudsburg, community members came together in the sunshine stopping at six churches and the courthouse.

The walk has taken place in Stroudsburg for more than 25 years but was canceled the last two years due to COVID.

Tina Johns says she’s participated in the walk every year and is glad to continue what she calls her Good Friday tradition.

“Having the opportunity to be back out here with everybody, all my old friends, new friends, all the churches. I’m really thankful that we can finally be outside again,” said Tina Johns, Stroudsburg.

Those involved in the walk come from all different denominations and several Stroudsburg area churches.

“This to me is an example of Stroudsburg and the churches of Stroudsburg, coming together to do something in response to their faith, an action with their faith, and just be a part of the community, and get to know one another, and do something together,” said Pastor Elizabeth Koerner, St. John’s Lutheran Church.

To walk the path of their faith.