Editor's note: In this story from April 2017, NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Professor Andrew McGowan, Dean of Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, about theological and liturgical intersections between the Easter and Passover holidays. As in 2017, the two holidays overlap again this year: The eight-day celebration of Passover beings Friday, March 30, and Easter falls on Sunday, April 1. 

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With Easter next month, many parents may be considering the purchase of a pet rabbit as a surprise for their kids. 

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It's Good Friday, a holy day of preparation for Christians around the world. In Cincinnati, it also means the return of an annual tradition.

If you've never heard about the annual Good Friday pilgrimage up the Holy Cross-Immaculata church steps in Mt. Adams, then as the saying goes: "You're not from around here, are you?"

It's a rite of passage for many and a yearly tradition for thousands of faithful. People began climbing at midnight, stopping on each step to say a prayer.

The church writes: