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.

Alleluia. Christ is risen.
The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia.

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First Station

The women find Jesus’ tomb empty

The Empty Tomb by Mikhail Nesterov,  1889

Second Station

The risen Jesus appears to Mary Magdalene

Jesus appears to Mary Magdalene by Jan Cossiers, between 1641 and 1660

Third Station

Jesus appears on the road to Emmaus

The Pilgrims of Emmaus on the Road (Les pèlerins d'Emmaüs en chemin) by James Tissot, 1886-1894

Fourth Station

Jesus is known in the breaking of bread

Jesus Breaking Bread by Walter Erlebacher, 1976, CC0 1.0 Universal

Fifth Station

Jesus gives the disciples his peace and the power to forgive sins

Appearance While the Apostles are at Table by Duccio di Buoninsegna, between 1308 and 1311

Sixth Station

Jesus strengthens the faith of Thomas

The Incredulity of Saint Thomas by Caravaggio, circa 1601-1602

Seventh Station

Jesus appears by the Sea of Tiberias

Landscape with Christ Appearing to the Apostles at the Sea of Tiberias by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1553

Eighth Station

Jesus commissions the disciples upon the mountain

The Great Commission, Cathedral Parish of Saint Patrick in El Paso, Texas
By Lyricmac at English Wikipedia, CC BY 2.5,

Ninth Station

Jesus ascends into heaven

The Ascension by Albrecht Dürer, circa 1515


Tenth Station

The Holy Spirit descends at Pentecost

Descent of Holy Spirit on the Apostles by Mikhail Vrubel, 1885