Pray the Way of the Cross with Us

Way of the Cross: A Visual Meditation

Using scripture, music and images, the Renewal Center staff leads a meditation on the final hours of Jesus’s life as he walks through Jerusalem to Golgotha and his crucifixion. This online video is available during Lent.

Download a booklet with the script to the meditation:  Way of the Cross: A Visual Meditation

Traditionally, Christians pray the Way of the Cross as a meditation on the suffering, or passion of Jesus, as an act of reparation or reconciliation in a broken world. Many Christians use the meditation to connect the sufferings of Christ with the suffering of our brothers and sisters at the hands of violence, greed, poverty, sickness and war.

The 14 Stations of the Cross begin with Pontius Pilate condemning Jesus to death and trace events recounted in the scriptures until Jesus is laid in his tomb. The 15th station recalls Jesus’ resurrection. Catholic churches typically display 14 images or icons on the church walls for people to walk from one station to the next. Many congregations host outdoor stations of the cross during Lent and especially on Good Friday.

The Renewal Center staff will use scripture, music and images to guide you through a meditative Stations of the Cross. The video will be on the Renewal Center website beginning Feb. 17, Ash Wednesday, and will be available until Good Friday, April 2.

Please take some time and pray with us.

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Image of Risen Christ by Thomas B. from Pixabay. The images are Stations of the Cross from the Church of Holy Cross in Sisak, Croatia. © Zatletic | Dreamstime.com.

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