Passion Sunday: Stations of the CrossDate: Sunday 18th March, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm
Venue: St Mary's Parish Church
The Stations of the Cross, or the Way of the Cross,
originated in pilgrimages to Jerusalem.
It refers to a series of images depicting Jesus Christ on the day of his crucifixion.
The stations grew out of imitations of Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem, which is believed to be the actual path Jesus walked to Mount Calvary.
The object of the stations is to help Christians
make a spiritual pilgrimage through contemplation of the Passion of Christ.
The stations can be found in many Western Christian churches.
Commonly, a series of fourteen images will be arranged
in numbered order along a path.
The faithful travel from image to image,
stopping at each station for prayer and reflection.
This is done either individually or in procession,
most commonly during Lent, especially on Good Friday,
in remembrance of the sufferings and insults that Jesus endured during his passion.