At St. Augustine’s, we walk the Stations of the Cross during Lent. This year, we will begin at 600pm on Friday, March 8th, and travel that journey weekly through Good Friday, April 19th. For all of the dates, click here to go to the Events calendar.
This summary from the blog, the Anglican Pastor, may give you needed information about Stations of the Cross.
The Stations of the Cross
My personal favorite icon is actually a collection of icons, which can be found in pretty much every liturgical tradition and is seeing some renewed popularity in some contemporary church movements – the Stations of the Cross, which depict the sequence of events from Pilate’s condemnation of Jesus, through Jesus’ walk to Golgotha, his ascension upon the cross of shame, and his death and burial in the tomb.
It is a tradition during Holy Week (and especially on Good Friday) in Anglican churches, as well as Orthodox and Catholic congregations, that the parishioners make a mini-pilgrimage around the church Sanctuary, or a chapel, or in some cases a garden path where the icons that make up the Stations are set up for contemplation by the faithful.
Each icon in the collection calls to mind the individual event that it depicts, and the collection calls to mind the long progression of mistreatment, injustice, and ignominy that Jesus was subjected to before his resurrection, before the cross of shame was transformed to the Cross of Salvation.