Stations of the Cross

Our Good Friday Service at 7 pm will feature multi-media Stations with art, candles, music, Scripture, and silence.  All are welcome.

See some more important resource links for Stations below.

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Emmanuel has a long history of offering opportunities for pilgrims to walk the Stations of Cross. We have reverenced the journey of our Lord Jesus to the cross through a number of different versions of the Traditional Stations.

At Noon on Fridays in Lent, we take part in the Journey for ourselves.  Using a different version each week gives us a broader view of the stages and the meaning of the events leading up to Christ’s death.

Some weeks, the Stations are accompanied by any combination of art, music, slides, or 3 dimensional items that hint at the scene as it might have been.  The intention is to offer the pilgrim with an opportunity to enter the experience of Christ.  As the Apostle Paul says, “I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead.”                                ~ Philippians 3:10-11

Walking the Stations, during Lent can give us the gift of allowing ourselves to think about the Great Love of God who “demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” ~Romans 5:8.

In addition, we stay in touch with our own humanity and mortality, yet, in the light of the truth of the promise of eternal life.  This promise is substantiated by the death and resurrection of Jesus whom God sent to be the first among many who would overcome death. “Then, when our dying bodies have been transformed into bodies that will never die, this Scripture will be fulfilled: ‘Death is swallowed up in victory.'” ~I Corinthians 15:54

Read about the interesting history of the Stations of the Cross and here.

images   Especially for Children:  YouTube Video of the Stations.

 

These images are from our Good Friday Service.

New Resource:   For your own devotion, you can download a Scriptural version of Stations of the Cross, written by our  Vicar,  the Rev. Don C. Youse, Jr.