of the Cross
March 30, Noon and 6:30 PM Guided Walks
Beavers Bend Park, Frisco MAP
The Biblical Stations of the Cross are a series of images depicting Jesus Christ on the day of his crucifixion based on scriptures from the Gospels. The stations grew out of the Via Dolorosa (or the way of the cross), which is believed to be the actual path Jesus walked to Mount Calvary. The object of the stations is to help people make a spiritual pilgrimage through contemplation of Christ's passion. Each station has accompanying prayers that help guide our hearts in reverence to Christ and His sacrifice.
At Redemption, we have a series of 14 paintings arranged in numbered order along a path at Beaver's Bend Park in Frisco. We travel as a group from image to image, in order, stopping at each station to pray and reflect on the image and what it represents. People may also walk the path at any time during the day on Good Friday with the prayers in a pamphlet. When we walk the stations as a group, we have a wooden cross that people volunteer to carry from station to station. This represents taking up our cross to follow Christ.
This is a powerful time of contemplation which prepares our hearts for the glory of the resurrection on Easter Sunday.