MOUNT ADAMS, OH (FOX19) - The Good Friday tradition in Cincinnati known as “Praying the Steps” at Holy Cross-Immaculata in Mount Adams took place Friday morning.
The faithful say a “Hail Mary” as they climb to the top of the steep hill the church sits on overlooking the Ohio River.
Thousands participate in the holy tradition each year - rain, snow, sleet or shine.
People come from all over the country, but just a handful are there at this hour.
About 200 began the climb when it started at midnight.
The tradition dates back to 1860.