Citywide Stations of the Cross: #ReclaimHolyWeek

Black ChristUPDATE: *Due to the likelihood of severe storms, we’ll lean more heavily on indoor locations and we’ll start in the main sanctuary of Downtown Presbyterian Church (154 5th Ave N., 37219) at 4:00 INSTEAD of the library park. The entrance to the church is on Church St. You can park at the Downtown Public Library (615 Church St.), the pay lot beside the church, or at a meter spot (free after 6:00 p.m.). Please be safe and we look forward to being together tomorrow night with those who can make it!*

On Good Friday, April 3rd, you’re invited to journey across downtown Nashville on foot on a spiritual and political pilgrimage through the Stations of the Cross and ask where Jesus is being condemned and crucified today. 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 tension of Jesus’ final hours. Likewise, we’ll journey through our city on a pilgrimage to contemplate what the stations mean for us today and for poor, un-housed, black, and brown bodies in our communities. We’ll visit symbolic places where Jesus and others continue to be betrayed, condemned, helped, consoled, and crucified like the Criminal Justice Center, the State Capitol, Legislative Plaza, the Courthouse, and downtown churches. You’ll need to wear shoes comfortable for walking and everyone is encouraged to wear black as a sign of mourning. We’ll be at Downtown Presbyterian Church (154 5th Ave N.) around 6:00 p.m. for those who can’t come at the beginning and we plan to conclude around 7:30 p.m. on the steps of the State Capitol (600 Charlotte Ave).