At noon on Good Friday, we’ll gather in the church to walk the Stations of the Cross. Walking the stations is an opportunity to meditate on our Lord’s suffering as we symbolically follow in his footsteps along Jerusalem’s Via Dolorosa, the Way of Sorrow. At stations marked by shadow boxes, we remember the 14 most significant events of Jesus’ journey, beginning in the chapel with the judgment by Pontius Pilate, continuing along the side aisles around the nave, and concluding in the columbarium with Jesus’ death and burial. Within each box hangs a photographic interpretation of the event that station represents.
Then, at 7 p.m., we’ll mark the Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday. This service is like no other – a time to put ourselves face to face with the cross, the instrument of bloody death and ultimate salvation, and contemplate the deep mystery of God’s own sacrifice for us. No Eucharist may be celebrated on this day of our Lord’s death, but we will receive Communion from the Reserved Sacrament – the Body and Blood of Christ consecrated at our Maundy Thursday celebration the night before.