Teens/Young people and adults may like to reflect on what a particular station means to you, or how it could be linked to our lives today and draw/paint/create an interpretation of the station. (Think about what the Way of the Cross would look like during our lifetime, with our current global concerns.)
The Stations of the Cross is a way of praying to God while focussing on the route that Jesus followed on Good Friday between the time he was condemned to death (Station 1) and when his body was laid in the tomb (Station 14). Each of the Stations is represented in our church walls by an image which is usually carved or drawn.
For example, who is Simon (the man who helped Jesus carry his cross) in today’s reality? What does he look like? Veronica wiped the face of Jesus: Who is Veronica today? What’s that scene like today?
- Jesus is condemned to death
- Jesus carries His cross
- Jesus falls for the first time
- Jesus meets His mother, Mary
- Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus carry the cross
- Veronica wipes the face of Jesus
- Jesus falls for the second time
- Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem
- Jesus falls for the third time
- Jesus is stripped of His clothes
- Jesus is nailed to the cross
- Jesus dies on the cross
- Jesus is taken down from the cross
- Jesus is placed in the tomb
So choose one to illustrate (or more if you like).
Please send a scan or photograph or a jpeg file of the artwork to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday 7th April so that we can include the best and most original in our Parish Stations of the cross.
Please ensure your name and age and the name/number of the station you have chosen are in the email.
Good Luck and best wishes to all!