Stations of the Cross

Please join us this Friday, February 26, at 7:00 PM for Stations of the Cross.  During the Restoring God’s House construction project, Stations will be prayed in the school gym.

Lenten Challenge

This Lent, pray and mediate on each station, one at a time.  The first three Stations:

First Station – Jesus is condemned to death.

From the Gospel according to Matthew 27:22-23,26:
Pilate said to them, "Then what should I do with Jesus who is called the Messiah?" All of them said, "Let him be crucified!" Then he asked, "Why, what evil has he done?" But they shouted all the more, "Let him be crucified!" So he released Barabbas for them; and after flogging Jesus, he handed him over to be crucified.

Second Station – Jesus takes up His cross.

From the Gospel according to Matthew. 27:27-31
Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the governor's headquarters, and they gathered the whole cohort around him. They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, and after twisting some thorns into a crown, they put it on his head. They put a reed in his right hand and knelt before him and mocked him, saying, "Hail, King of the Jews!" They spat on him, and took the reed and struck him on the head.  After mocking him, they stripped him of the robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him away to crucify him.

Third Station – Jesus falls for the first time.

From the Book of the Prophet Isaiah. 53:4-6:
Surely, he has born our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that made us whole, and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned everyone to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.