Some years ago, Stations of the Resurrection were explored as a parallel and continuing companion to the traditional devotions of the Stations of the Cross. It is a Via Lucis, Way of Light, that follows the Via Crucis, Way of the Cross. After darkness comes the dawn; after death, there is life.
These Stations of the Resurrection celebrate and follow Jesus’ many resurrection appearances in Scripture. Jesus is reunited with his disciples. He teaches them, strengthens their faith, and send them into the world to share the good news before finally ascending into heaven. The Way ends—and begins anew—with the descent of the Holy Spirit, the promised Advocate and Comforter, at Pentecost.
In this Easter season, you are invited to walk this new way of praise and thanks. Our ten Stations of the Resurrection begin in our memorial garden with the now empty tomb. Follow the path in Scripture, collects from The Book of Common Prayer, and grateful reflection back toward the church steps, where the Church is born at Pentecost. If you haven’t yet had an opportunity to walk the Stations of the Cross, you can now take the entire devotional journey. Begin at the Gallows Road door with Jesus’ condemnation. Follow the path down to the cross in the outdoor chapel and into the memorial garden. Then, rise in Easter with Jesus as the Body of Christ is gathered and all things made new.