Stations of the Cross Project — Early pilgrims to Jerusalem could actually retrace what was believed to be the steps of Jesus from arrest to tomb. The Via Dolorosa (Latin: “Way of Grief”) is a winding street in Jerusalem where Christians can still make a literal and spiritual journey of faith, pausing at what finally became 14 stops (stations) along the way for prayer and meditation.
As Christianity spread, traveling to Jerusalem became increasingly difficult. So the custom developed to recreate the sense of these Stations. Variously known a Stations of the Cross, the Way of the Cross, or the Way of Sorrows (Via Crucis), different places used icons, statues or other works of art to portray something of the original place and action in Jerusalem.
During the season of Lent in 2017 the Stations of the Cross Project will be displayed in our church, where we have asked 14 parishioners to each reflect upon and create one of the Stations. Starting Sunday, March 5, we will hear from these artists about their research and the creative process that went into their art. Later, at Pentecost, these Stations will be offered at auction to benefit our Outreach programs.
Our goal is to engage St. Mark’s in a meaningful and intentional journey through Lent, carrying us to a glorious Easter. Come — walk with us.
Stations of the Cross Project 2017
- Jesus is condemned to death — Cindy Williams
- Jesus receives the cross – Phylis Tomlinson
- Jesus falls the first time — Kim Thompson
- Jesus meets His Mother — Chris Parker
- Simon of Cyrene carries the cross — Nelly DeFreese
- Veronica wipes Jesus’ face — Kim Thoss
- Jesus falls the second time — Jane Davis
- Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem — Kelly Bourgeois
- Jesus falls the third time — Sam Hatfield
- Jesus is stripped of His garments — Tracie Bauer
- Crucifixion: Jesus is nailed to the cross — Christine Waddill
- Jesus dies on the cross – Patrick Miller
- Jesus’ body is removed from the cross – Murray Powell
- Jesus is laid in the tomb — Linda McKinney
Join us Sundays during Lent at 10:10 a.m. in Hauser Hall as our artists make their art come alive by sharing their creative process and research. Our first presenters will be Murray Powell and Phylis Tomlinson on March 5.
March 12 — Chris Parker, Nelly DeFreese, Jane Davis
March 19 — Kim Thoss, Kim Thompson, Kelly Bourgeois
March 26 — Sam Hatfield, Tracie Bauer, Christine Waddill
April 2 — Patrick Miller, Cindy Williams, Linda McKinney