Citywide Stations of the Cross: 4/22/11

On Good Friday, April 22nd, you are invited to join us as we journey across downtown Nashville on foot to observe and participate in the Stations of the Cross.

The Stations of the Cross originated as a way to help Jesus’ followers retrace his steps to the cross. They often take the form of a spiritual pilgrimage through his suffering and crucifixion, enabling participants to contemplate and enter into the mystery of Jesus’ gift of himself to us.

Likewise, we’ll journey through our city on a spiritual and physical pilgrimage to contemplate what the stations mean for us today and for the marginalized, impoverished, and homeless in our community. We’ll visit symbolic places where Jesus and the poor are betrayed, condemned, helped, consoled, and crucified like the courthouse, the jail, the state capitol, and downtown churches. We’ll meet at the park on Church Street directly in front of the Downtown Public Library at 4:00 P.M. You can park at the library (and make sure to have your ticket validated).

You’ll need to wear shoes comfortable for walking and everyone is encouraged to wear black as a sign of mourning. (And if it rains, just bring an umbrella!) We plan to conclude between 7:00-7:30 P.M. If you have questions or would like more information, please e-mail us at

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