Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Web of the Cross

The Web of the Cross
Jesus of the People Janet McKenzie (Used with Permission)

Jesus of the People Janet McKenzie (Used with Permission)

This site is a meditation I have composed using the Way of the Cross. Each “station” is linked to a web site that invites you to a response in faith to the suffering Christ in our global village. Some sites provide a directed meditation, others take you to a page of links for your reflection.
This series is based on the  Stations of the Cross released by the Congregation of Rites in 1975. My thanks to Janet Mckenzie for permission to use her art work  to promote this series. You can see more of Janet's work on her site.

This site is hosted and has its origins in a Spirituality Project of the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission in Brisbane for 2000, the Year of Great Jubilee 
How to Pray Online
Set aside a regular time for this prayer, perhaps when you ‘boot up” each day or as a way of closing your day’s work.Take your time to let the image music or text find a home in your heart.
The images music and text on your screen are provided as a visual aid to your prayer. As you move through the sites offered you will need to use the “back” button on your browser to return to this page.
It is recommended that you spread the” Stations” over several days or the whole season of Lent.The box indicating the number of each station is linked to the Scripture reference. The title of each station takes you to a reflection web site.
Spend some time in silent “companionship” with each station. There is a link below that provides a form for you to share your reflections on this experience. As these comments may be published on this site I suggest you only use a first name or initials for the sake of identity. No email addresses of contributors will be published. 

Station 1The Last Supper
Station 2The Garden of Gethsemane 
Station 3Jesus before the Sanhedrin 
Music: Be Not Afraid
Station 4Jesus before Pilate 
Station 5
Jesus is whipped and crowned with thorns 
Station 6Jesus carries his cross 
Station 7Jesus is helped by the Cyrenean 
Music: Amazing Grace
Station 8Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem 
Music: We Are
Station 9Jesus is stripped and nailed to the cross 
Station 10Jesus and the Good Thief 
Station 11Jesus speaks to Mary and John
Music: Stabat Mater
Station 12Jesus Dies
Station 13Jesus is Buried 
Station 14Jesus rises from the dead