What are the Stations of the Cross? For centuries Christians have gone on pilgrimage to Jerusalem, to visit the holy places where Jesus lived and died and rose again, to trace the last steps of Jesus as he was led to the cross and tomb, where He fulfilled and accomplished the will of God for our salvation. This “way of the cross” Christian pilgrims brought home from the Holy Land, and in the version we use there are fourteen “stations” (each of which are taken from one of the Gospels) along the way of the cross, at each of which we remember with gratitude what Jesus did and suffered for our salvation, and we pray for repentance, faith, and love toward God.
What do we do? We gather in the church at 6:30, and then process around the sanctuary to each of the 14 stations (the stations are pictures of various scenes from Christ's passion). At each station we read a passage from one of the Gospels, say a prayer and then sing a verse (or 2) from a hymn as we walk to the next station.
Who should come? Everyone is invited. Families should feel free to bring their children. This is a family friendly service!
Read the stations as we say them at St. Marks by clicking here.
Following the service - all are invited to the Rectory for dinner. RSVP to Fr. Patterson (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you plan to attend dinner.