Monday, February 18, 2019

The Web of the Cross



Jesus of the People Janet McKenzie
This online meditation was launched in 2000, the Year of Great Jubilee. I have published it  each year since  with updates to the links and reflections  as some material goes offline and new resources become available.

The Stations in this collection  are those used in the Melbourne Way of the Cross, an ecumenical devotion which began on Good Friday  2000 and  has continued each year as pilgrims process to Churches around the city.

The image, Jesus of the People by Janet McKenzie is kindly allowed for use by the artist. Janet's Stations of the Cross set has been published in a work featuring writings by Joan Chittister. 

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.

I suggest 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  web site with a pastoral response.for your prayer and consideration.The music on this site reflects some of my own journey across various traditions that I hope you find inspiring and challenging.

Station 1 The Last Supper      
Richard Rohr Reflection              

Music: Eve of the Last Supper - Coptic Orthodox song

Anna Meszaros way of the cross


Station  2 The Garden 
To know the Cross by Thomas Merton   
Music: Lead Kindly Light


Station  3 Jesus Before the Sanhedrin 
Mark D Roberts Reflection  
Music: Be Not Afraid


Station  4  Jesus Before Pilate  
Reflection on Civil Disobedience  
Music : Taize: Stay With Me


Station  5 Jesus is Whipped and crowned with Thorns 
Amnesty International Australia Report 
Music: On Eagles Wings


Station  6 Jesus Carries His Cross
Richard Rohr Reflection 
Music: If You Want Your Dream To Be


Station  7 Jesus is Helped by Simon
The Servant Song 
Music: Amazing Grace


Station 8 Jesus Meets the Women of Jerusalem
The Justice System and Aboriginal Women 
Music: We Are


Station  9 Jesus is Crucified 
A Movie Review of "The Passion" 
Anna Meszaros way of the cross

Music: PETROS GAITANOS – Idou O Nymfios


Station 10 Jesus and the Good Thief
Sojourners, Set the Captives Free 
Music: Christ be Our Light


Station  11 Jesus Speaks to Mary and John
 The Feminist Rosary 
Music: Stabat Mater 


Station 12 Jesus Dies 
Reflection: John Dominic Crossan 
Music: Behold Behold the Wood of the Cross


Station  13 Jesus is Buried 
Transition Rituals  
Music: On The Turning Away


Station  14 Jesus Rises From the Dead
Reflection: Joan Chittister  
Music: A Russian Resurrection

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