Keeping the hours - church open noon til three Good Friday and when at Worship over Holy Week and Easter weekend.
The Stations of the Cross have formed part of Christian devotion at Passion-tide for many centuries because they enable us to engage actively with the path of suffering walked by Jesus.
They originated when early Christians visited Jerusalem and wanted to follow literally in the footsteps of Jesus, tracing the path to Calvary. They would pause for prayer and devotion at various points. Eventually those pilgrims brought the practice back to their home countries and ever since then Christians of differing traditions have used this form of devotion.
In the late fourteenth century the Franciscans were given the responsibility for the holy places of Jerusalem and they erected tableaux to aid the devotion of the visitors. These kinds of images are now commonplace inside churches, and occasionally outside them.
This year we might begin to create our own version of the stations, offered by you. Thank you.
Please produce your image/creation on the canvas boards available in church. Bring your own drawing and painting medium if you wish but supplies available
Feel free to create your design in what ever way you wish? You may want to do a representation of the story in the bible reference, or maybe you are drawn to one part of the words? What does this station’s Title say or mean to you? Remember this is your image- there is no wrong or right!!
AND REMEMBER WE ARE ALL CREATIVE- NOT IN THE SAME WAY - WE ARE ALL MADE IN THE IMAGE OF THE CREATOR GOD!
Jesus in agony in the Garden of Gethsemane
Bible reference: Matthew 26:36-39
Jesus Is arrested
Bible reference: Matthew 26:47-50:
Jesus Is condemned to death
Bible reference: Matthew 26: 57, 59-66
Peter denies Jesus
Bible reference: Mark 14:72
Jesus takes up his cross
Bible reference: John 19: 13 -17
Simon of Cyrene
Bible reference: Luke 23:26
Women of Jerusalem
Bible reference: Luke 23: 27 – 28
Jesus is nailed to the cross
Bible reference: Mark 15: 22 -24
Jesus, His mother and his friend
Bible reference: John 16: 26 – 27:
Jesus dies on the cross
Bible reference: Luke 23: 44 – 46
Jesus is buried
Bible reference: John 19: 38 – 42
The Resurrection of Jesus
The people of God gathered in worship Easter Sunday – this station is our service of the Resurrection - living art!
Bible reference: Luke 24.1-12