The Department of Campus Ministry invites the Barry community to reflect on the Passion of Christ and social justice as we accompany Jesus on the Way of the Cross.
Date: Friday, March 15, 2013
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Meet at Thompson Lawn
We will carry the cross of Jesus through campus as we reflect on his Passion in relation to questions of social justice. Each of the fourteen stations will have a meditation on Jesus’ journey to the cross and issues of human life and dignity. This event is sponsored by the Department of Campus Ministry and the Catholic Faith Association. It is open to all, especially to Christians of all denominations.
About the Devotion:
The Stations of the Cross (also known as Way of the Cross, Via Crucis, and Via Dolorosa) is a devotion which seeks to take Christians on a “mini Pilgrimage” through the major scenes of Christ’s sufferings and death. Catholics use this mediation in preparation for the celebrations of Easter.
Jesus is condemned to death
Jesus carries his cross
Jesus falls the first time
Jesus meets his mother
Jesus is helped by Simon of Cyrene
Veronica wipes the face of Jesus
Jesus falls the second time
Jesus speaks to the women of Jerusalem
Jesus falls the third time
Jesus is stripped of his garments
Jesus is nailed to the cross
Jesus dies on the cross
Jesus is taken down from the cross
Jesus is placed in the tomb
The Way of the Cross can be traced back to the practices of early Christian pilgrims in Jerusalem. They would follow in the steeps of Jesus’ Passion and Crucifixion in the city of Jerusalem. This came to be known as the “Via Sacra” or Sacred Path. Access to the sacred sites in Jerusalem became difficult and a more accessible way of meditating on the Passion of Christ was developed in Europe as early as the 5th century. This consisted in marked paths that would trace the same journey that pilgrims followed in Jerusalem. What we know as the “Way of the Cross” today, which begins at Pilate’s house and ends in Calvary, took shape in the fifteen and sixteen century.
For more information, please contact the Department of Campus Ministry at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or 305-899-3650 or visit our offices behind Cor Jesu Chapel.