As Gasoline Prices Reach Thirty Pieces of Silver Per Gallon, Local Carpenters Resort to Dragging Their Lumber to Work

BREWER, Maine — It was a sight that stopped traffic and caused heads to turn — a long-haired man wearing a white tunic and a crown of thorns dragging a cross down North Main Street on Sunday afternoon. He was preceded by men dressed as Roman soldiers carrying spears. Behind him, men, women and children solemnly followed. It looked a bit like a movie was being shot but there was no camera crew. It was called the Way of the Cross, or Stations of the Cross, and was a re-enactment of Christ’s condemnation, crucifixion and death. It was presented on Palm Sunday by members of St. Paul the Apostle Parish, which is made up of the Catholic churches in Bangor, Brewer, Hampden and Winterport. (read more at the Bangor Daily News)