Stations of the Cross for Our Time

These stations have been written for use as a personal meditation on Jesus’ journey to the Cross.

An Introduction

As Christians we are united in prayer. During this period of lockdown, we pause to pray as we reflect on the suffering journey of Christ.

As we accompany Jesus on his journey to Calvary, let us take a moment to remember how difficult that journey was. He carried his cross through the narrow crowded streets of Jerusalem. It was Passover time and so the city was full of people, many of whom mocked, jostled and took pleasure in watching as Jesus struggled with his heavy burden. The way was often steep.

The journey that Jesus made on that day remains a symbol of Christianity in the world, as it struggles with its own crosses and failures, and the challenges of modern life, changed in so many ways as a result of the pandemic. At this time many people carry additional crosses. They are anxious, worried, isolated and ill with the virus, and they are bruised, battered and broken. Through these Stations of the Cross, Jesus is inviting us to journey with him and to reflect on his suffering as it continues in the lives of his people. In solidarity with all who suffer, let us pray that we will be open to whatever he wants us to see, hear and understand.