Around midday today, Cardinal Sir John Ribat welcomed the cross brought in by the congregation and parishioners of St Paul.
Despite the extreme heat of the sun, the congregation came in numbers, escorted by traffic police, to the final station.
Cardinal Sir John made an entrance to bless the Cross before it was to be brought into the church.
The veneration of the Cross is scheduled to take place at 3pm this afternoon.
This is known to be the ‘Hour of the Lord’ and believed to be the time that Jesus died on the Cross.
A vigil mass is expected to be celebrated tomorrow to commemorate Jesus rising from the dead.