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Elsberry Ministerial Alliance to hold Station of the Cross Walk

Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 2:10 pm

On Friday, March 29 at 4 p.m. starting at the Elsberry United Methodist Church, 109 North Fourth St, Elsberry, the Elsberry Ministerial Alliance will be holding a Station of the Cross Walk. This event is open to the public.

In case of inclement weather the walk will be held inside the Fellowship Hall at the Elsberry United Methodist Church at 109 North  Fourth  St, Elsberry.

What is the Stations of the Cross?

Stations of the Cross (or Way of the Cross; in Latin, Via Crucis; also called the Via Dolorosa or Way of Sorrows, or simply, The Way) is a series of artistic representations, very often sculptural, depicting Christ Carrying the Cross to his crucifixion in the final hours (or Passion) of Jesus before he died, and the devotions using that series to commemorate the Passion, often moving physically around a set of stations. The vast majority of Roman Catholic churches now contain such a series, typically placed at intervals along the side walls of the nave; in most churches these are small plaques with reliefs or paintings, simpler than most of the examples shown here. The tradition as chapel devotion began with St. Francis of Assisi and extended throughout the Roman Catholic Church in the medieval period. It is commonly observed in Lutheranismand amongst the Anglo-Catholic wing of Anglicanism. It may be done at any time, but is most commonly done during the Season of Lent, especially on Good Friday and on Friday evenings during Lent.