The Stations of the Cross @ The Bridge Community is a self-guided prayer journey and is a modern take on an ancient tradition.
For two millennia, Christians have wondered at the love of God which is remarkably evident to us on Good Friday, the day of Jesus's death and burial. Followers of Christ have historically marked this day with a pilgrimage to Jerusalem to walk the 900 steps Jesus took from his "trial" to the place of his crucifixion and entombment. While an in-person pilgrimage to Jerusalem may not be feasible, we hope this Stations of the Cross experience can provide a way for followers of Christ to “walk his steps,” remembering the last events of Jesus life, his death, and his burial (also known as “the passion narrative”).
Though the practice of walking the Stations of the Cross is widespread in the Christian tradition, the number of stations and events to be memorialized has been fluid throughout history. In this year's “Stations of the Cross Experience” we’ll take you through a meditation of eight moments that lead to Jesus' death and burial. We hope this immersion into this day in the life of Jesus will move you to understand the sacrifice our sins required, and to marvel at the beauty of the mercy and justice of God which he demonstrated on the cross. Our hope is that as your appreciation for this event grows, your joy will also grow this Easter.