Friday marks one of the most important days on the Christian calendar — Good Friday. Worshippers have been commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ at masses and gatherings around the world.Most church services on Good Friday took place between noon and 3 p.m. In many churches, the service involves a meditation based on the last words of Jesus on the cross, with hymns, prayers, and short sermons. In some countries, there are special Good Friday processions, or re-enactments of the crucifixion.Closer to home, four churches had a joint service for Good Friday. A traditional, long walk followed.The Church of the Resurrection, Holy Trinity, St. Stephen on the Mount and St. Michael’s Anglican walked 10 kilometers. Participants sang and even shared a couple of laughs during the walk.The 10k walk started and ended at St. Michael’s with stops at the other participating churches led by a cross-bearer and clergy from the parishes.All proceeds are going to support mission to seafarers.
OPP are crediting the quick thinking of a bystander with saving a man’s life, after administering naloxone.On Sunday morning police and paramedics were called to an address in Delhi for a man in medical distress.When the first responders arrived a female resident had already recognized the male’s distress was from an opioid overdose and immediately administered naloxone.As a result, the man was conscious, responsive, and walking by the time paramedics were on scene.“The bystander recognized that the male was in medical crisis and administered naloxone that ultimately saved his life. When someone is overdosing, minutes can make the difference between life and death,” said Norfolk OPP Inspector Joseph Varga.