St. Matthews Episcopal Church is holding a special event on Good Friday, April 6 at noon. The event is called “Community Walk – Stations of the Cross” and will start at the Civic Center parking lot near the corner of Garfield and Sunset streets and ending at the church.
Stations of the Cross is an ancient devotional walk to remind Christians and non-Christians alike of the sufferings and insults Jesus endured during His Passion. A series of 14 scenes are standard lessons and prayers held along the route. The object of the stations is to help the faithful to make a spiritual pilgrimage of prayer, through meditating upon the chief scenes of Christ’s suffering and death.
St. Matthews invites the community to join in the hour-long pilgrimage. For those who are unable to walk the distance, automobiles will be available to ease the process. Transportation will also be provided back to the Civic Center following the event.
St. Matthews choir director Steve Groves will be leading the procession.
“This is an opportunity for us basically to, first of all, show our faith,” said Groves. “And secondly to invite the community to participate in something that is typically done within the church, within the framework of the actual building at St. Matthews. This time we’re going to be doing it out in the community.”
In the event of inclement weather, Groves said the ceremony will be held at St. Matthews.