April 15, 2019

THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS

The Stations of the Cross display designed by Ian Pitkanen including Scriptures, quotations, and questions for reflection at each station.

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THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS

Show Times:
April 15, 2019
April 17, 2019
Monday, April 15, 2019
6:00 pm
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
6:00 pm
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
6:00 pm
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“Stations of the Cross”

This year Cities Church will continue our tradition of gathering together for worship on Maundy Thursday (7:00pm on April 18), but we also wanted to inform you about a new event to help us contemplate the drama of Jesus’s atoning sacrifice.

In the early church, many Christians made a pilgrimage to Jerusalem during Holy Week to follow Jesus’s path from the Garden of Gethsemane to Golgotha where he was crucified. As the gospel spread further and further throughout the world, many who were unable to make the pilgrimage to Jerusalem began constructing their own imitations of Jesus’s journey from his arrest to his burial. As the tradition formalized, these artistic and reflective displays became known as “Stations of the Cross.”

Picking up on this ancient practice, we commissioned artist Seth Young to create twelve images inspired by twelve scriptural scenes:

  1. Jesus Is Tempted
  2. Jesus Is Betrayed
  3. Jesus Is Condemned
  4. Peter Denies Jesus
  5. Jesus Is Mocked
  6. Jesus Is Given His Cross
  7. Jesus Falls
  8. Simon Carries Jesus’ Cross
  9. Jesus Is Stripped
  10. Jesus Is Nailed to the Cross
  11. Jesus Dies
  12. Jesus Is Buried

What to Expect

The Stations of the Cross will be on display in the sanctuary at Cities Church (1524 Summit Ave) from 6pm to 9pm on:

  • Monday, April 15
  • Tuesday, April 16
  • Wednesday, April 17

Designer Ian Pitkanen has created a guide including Scriptures, quotations, and questions for reflection that correspond with each station. The artwork will be displayed around the sanctuary in numerical order. You are encouraged to arrive at your leisure and use the printed guide to move in order from one station to the next, spending as much time as you’d like contemplating each illustration.

The Stations of the Cross is free to attend and is open to the entire community.