Good Friday is the solemn day on which Christians recall the death of Jesus and its promise of hope and new life. In many traditions Good Friday is a day of fasting and penance. Some traditions emphasize veneration of the cross and meditations on suffering. Many churches set up a wooden cross and people spend time on their knees meditating before it, often at midday. Other people pray or walk the “Stations of the Cross” as a devotion that recalls the journey of Jesus on the Via Dolorosa (Way of Sorrows) in Jerusalem to Calvary where he was crucified. Christians meditate on the suffering of Jesus and the suffering of others.