Utahns united to mark the start of western Christianity’s holiest weekend of the year — made even more poignant after this week’s devastating fire at Paris’ Notre Dame — with a Good Friday procession through the heart of Salt Lake City.

The event, highlighting Holy Week activities and culminating with Easter Sunday services, began on the steps of the Cathedral of the Madeleine, 331 E. South Temple.

The procession, symbolically retracing Jesus’ steps to the cross, pressed on to other area churches before concluding at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, 231 E. 100 South.