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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Way of the Cross

Carrying the Cross, from St. Thomas' Stations of the Cross, now up for Lent.
A friend who is a parishioner at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Rochester sent me this clipping from their parish newsletter:

The Way of the Cross (also known as Stations of the Cross) is a traditional devotion during the season of Lent, particularly on Fridays. Originally, pilgrims to Jerusalem would walk the path of Jesus from his arrest to his crucifixion and burial, pausing at significant locations along the way. At a later date, fourteen "stations" were often erected in parish churches, so that all could join in this spiritual pilgrimage.

The Curtain of the Temple was Rent,  from St. Thomas' Stations of the Cross, now up for Lent.
St. Thomas' is fortunate to have sixteen original Stations of the Cross by noted local artist Carol Douglas. While some of the traditional stations are based on pious legend, Carol's renderings closely follow the scriptural account of our Lord's passion.

A booklet with prayers and readings for each of the stations is available in the church. You are invited to come at your convenience to walk the Way of the Cross this Lent.

Veronica, from St. Thomas' Stations of the Cross, now up for Lent.
Thank you for your kind words about a project that was dear to my heart.

These Stations are up only during Lent. For more information, call St. Thomas’ at 585-442-3544 or email the parish administrator.

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