The Stations of the Cross

On Good Friday this year 2nd of April at 1.45pm, Fylingdales Church features a video of readings, images and hymns entitled “The Stations of the Cross”. Three of the readings have been done by Fyling Hall pupils Megan (Station 3) Arthur (Station 6) and Oaklei (Station 9). Fyling Hall’s former Headmistress, Mrs White, has also been involved with (Stations 4, 10 and 12) You can access this video at any time after the above date and time on St Stephen’s, Fylingdales Facebook page.

The Stations of the Cross, also called the Way of the Cross, is a very moving and beautiful set of meditations and prayers that show Jesus on the day of his crucifixion and the suffering he went through. It starts with his mockery of a trial and ends with his burial in the tomb. The stations grew out of imitations of the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem which is believed to be the actual path Jesus walked to Mount Calvary where he was crucified.

In normal times the Stations of the Cross could be followed in church. Many churches have 12 or 14 pictures or sculptures arranged around the walls, other stations can be found in large gardens with life-size montages and in some countries the stations are arranged on hillsides and mountains.

This year as Lockdown continues we can make a “virtual” pilgrimage of the Stations of the Cross in our own homes. Many thanks go to all those involved especially those from Fyling Hall!

Rvd Steve Foster, St Stephen’s, Fylingdales