The ancient Christian practice of walking the Via Dolorosa or Via Crucis – the way of sorrows or way of the cross – invites pilgrims to prayerfully experience moments in Christ’s passion as they retrace his steps to Golgotha. In Jerusalem, pilgrims walk the world-worn steps of the Via Dolorosa until their journey concludes at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Around the world, in parishes and public spaces, and increasingly through the written word, we are all welcomed to walk the Way.
Indeed, the Way of the Cross calls us back to our own humanity by calling us deeper into relationship with Jesus. In relationship with Christ, we are not able to ignore the suffering of our fellow sisters and brothers. We are called to act.
Reflections on Stations of the Cross
This Lent, we invite you to join Episcopal Migration Ministries as we journey the Stations of the Cross. Sign up to receive Reflections on the Stations of the Cross via email. A digital download booklet and compilation of audio meditations will be released on March 12. We will release individual written and audio reflections on each station of the cross weekly on Wednesdays, Ash Wednesday through April 1, then shifting to a daily release through Good Friday.
Our reflection authors represent a wide variety of experiences and backgrounds; each offers a poignant reflection on a Station and its relevance to migration and what it means to welcome the stranger as we would welcome Christ. Each reflection calls us back to our essential identity as beloved children of God and asks us to prayerfully reflect on the meaning of the Cross in a world being transformed by migration.
Join Us on Our Lenten Journey
- Sign up to receive Reflections on the Stations of the Cross via email, as well as the digital booklet and audio compilation.
- Subscribe to EMM’s podcast, Hometown.
- Share our social media posts with your friends and family.
- Pray with us for refugees, migrants, and displaced persons, for their communities, their families, and those who welcome them.
- Share your prayers and reflections with us.