Like the stations initiated by Pope John Paul II in 1991, Biblical Way of the Cross offers a scriptural account of the condemnation and crucifixion of Jesus. This deeper and more accurate portrayal of Jesus’ final steps begins with Jesus praying in the Garden of Olives and journeys through his betrayal, condemnation, scourging, crucifixion, and burial. Haas also includes an optional fifteenth station commemorating Christ’s resurrection.
Haas’ sensitive treatment of the Way of the Cross includes scripture readings, communal participation, and music by the celebrated composer himself as well as his contemporary, Marty Haugen. Biblical Way of the Cross is appropriate for any Lenten celebration and is perfect for Good Friday. These stations are sure to touch the heart and draw people into a more meaningful experience of this beloved Lenten ritual.
Contents: Take Up Your Cross (Haas)/Opening; Proclamation of Faith/In the Cross of Christ (Haugen); Now We Remain (Haas): The First Station: Jesus Prays In the Garden of Olives; The Second Station: Jesus is Betrayed by Judas; The Third Station: Jesus is Condemned to Death by the Sanhedrin; The Fourth Station: Jesus is Denied by Peter; The Fifth Station: Jesus is Judged by Pilate; The Sixth Station: Jesus is Scourged and Crowned with Thorns; The Seventh Station: Jesus Carries His Cross; The Eighth Station: Jesus is Helped by Simon of Cyrene; The Ninth Station: Jesus Encounters the Women of Jerusalem; The Tenth Station: Jesus is Crucified; The Eleventh Station: Jesus Promises to Share His Reign with the Good Thief; The Twelfth Station: Jesus Speaks to Mary and the Beloved Disciple at the Foot of the Cross; The Thirteenth Station: Jesus Dies on the Cross; The Fourteenth Station: Jesus is Placed in the Tomb; The Fifteenth Station: Jesus is Raised from the Dead; Final Prayer and Blessing; Tree of Life (Haugen).