Stations of the Cross Service
Mar 28, 2018, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Highland Park United Methodist Church, Cox Chapel
3300 Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, TX US 75205
Date: Mar 28, 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 processional route of pilgrims—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.
Led by Rev. Victoria Robb Powers
Music by Stanton Nelson
Category: Special Events