Stations of the Cross

For 2024 Stations of the Cross services with meditations will be offered every Friday afternoon in Lent at 2:00pm starting Friday, February 16th, through Good Friday, March 29th.

On the first and last Fridays in Lent (February 16th and March 29th) we will use a different set of readings and prayers from "A Walk in Jerusalem" by Rev. Canon John L. Peterson, former dean at St. George's College Jerusalem. The readings describe walking the Via Dolorosa (Latin for 'Sorrowful Way', ‘Way of Suffering') in Jerusalem. Photographs of the fourteen Stations of the Cross taken on St. George’s 2022 Trip to Israel will be projected in place of walking the stations along the nave walls.

The Via Dolorosa is a processional route in the Old City of Jerusalem. It represents the path that Jesus took, forced by the Roman soldiers, on the way to his crucifixion. The winding route runs from the former Antonia Fortress to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher—a distance of about 2000 ft. The current route is marked by 14 Stations of the Cross, nine of which are outside, in the streets, with the remaining five stations being currently inside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

Stations of the Cross is a powerful way to contemplate, and enter into, the mystery of Jesus' gift of himself to us.