Stations of the Cross 2023
Many Christians include the walking of the Stations of the Cross, the Way of the Cross, the Way of Sorrows, or Via Crucis as their Lenten practice. The stations grew out of Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem, which is believed to be the actual path Jesus walked to Calvary. The purpose of the stations is to assist faithful Christians in taking a spiritual pilgrimage through contemplation of the Passion of Christ.
The fourteen Stations of the Cross woodcuts, which usually hang in the All Saints’ Episcopal Church (ASEC) nave during Lent, are copies of the original woodcuts created by artist Noyes Capehart. The originals hang in Holy Cross Episcopal Church, Valle Crucis, NC, where Noyes and his wife, Suzanne, are members.
Laminated copies of the fourteen Stations of the Cross have been posted on the grounds of All Saints’ beginning at the top of the stairs to the right of the columbarium.
Prayers are adapted from the book, Walking the Way of Sorrows by Katerina Katsarka Whitley. We hope this will be one of your Lenten practices.
May the walk of the stations be a time of quiet prayer and reflection of Jesus, the love of God. Enjoy the grounds of ASEC, surrounded by the beauty of God’s creation on sacred ground.