Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Stations of the Cross and Maundy Thursday

Friends next week Thursday, April 18th we will be offered two wonderful opportunities. The first is an opportunity to walk, meditate, reflect on the Stations of the Cross (descriptions below). They will be set up in the Locust Hill fellowship hall from 10a-5:30p.

Then at 6p we will have a Maundy Thursday/Tenebrae service. We begin by taking communion together and then we move into a Tenebrae service where we will hear the stories of Jesus' journey to the cross read.

The Stations of the Cross is a Lenten devotion that offers witness to Jesus’ Passion and Death. At each station, we use our senses and our imagination to reflect prayerfully upon Jesus’ suffering, Death, and Resurrection, and to simply experience the visual images to reflect on Christ’s love for us.

This practice began around the 11th century as a way of tracing the path that Jesus took toward the cross. Originally this practice was called “The Way of the Cross”. The church has continued this practice of spiritually mediating at each of these stations to reflect upon the journey.