The Stations of the Cross Self-Guided Experience
Mar 18, 2018, 7:00am – 8:00pm
Highland Park United Methodist Church, Cox Chapel
3300 Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, TX US 75205
Date: Mar 18, 2018
The devotion of the Stations of the Cross originated in the late 4th century when pilgrims flocked from all parts of the world to visit the land of Jesus. Heading the list of places they visited was the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, which had been built by the Emperor Constantine in 335 AD atop Calvary and the tomb of Jesus.
Over the years, the route of pilgrim processions—beginning at the ruins of the Fortress Antonia and ending at the church of the Holy Sepulcher—was accepted as the way that Jesus went to his death. It was known as the “Via Dolorosa,” the “Sorrowful Way.” Today, it winds through the crowded areas of Jerusalem’s Old City, and pilgrims still travel it in prayer. “Stations” developed on this venerable route as early pilgrims honored places where specific incidents took place as Jesus went to Calvary.
What matters most in the Stations of the Cross is to follow Jesus Christ in his passion and to see ourselves mirrored in him. To face life’s dark side in ourselves and in our world, we need images of hope. By accompanying him on the Way of the Cross, we gain his courageous patience and learn to trust in God.
How to Experience the Stations of the Cross at Highland Park United Methodist Church this Lenten Season in Cox Chapel:
Cox Chapel will be open for individuals for a self-guided experience - Stations of the Cross “Follow Me” booklets are available.
Ash Wednesday, March 1 through Good Friday, April 14
Monday–Friday, 7:00 am–8:00 pm (closed during memorial services)
Will close on Wednesdays at 6:30 for The Well
Saturdays, 7:00 am–7:00 pm (not available during memorial services and weddings)
Sundays, 12:00 pm–7:00 pm (not available during worship services and memorial services)
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