Skip to comments.The REAL Via Dolorosa on Good Friday
Posted on 03/28/2014 6:56:54 PM PDT by WillOTerry
Make the Stations of the Cross "in" Jerusalem this Good Friday.
I don't stand to make any money from any sales of this, but I've watched the video (made by a Hebrew Catholic friend I have in Israel) and it is -- well, it's the ACTUAL Way of the Cross, IN Jerusalem, and it makes the Passion come alive. You virtually walk to each Station, led by Francsican Friars, and accompanied by alllllllllllll sorts of religious (the different habits are a nice thing to see in themselves!) and lay-people of all types. The video gives great close-ups of the many churches and much of the art found at the different Stations, and some of them are breath-taking (some of the statues of Our Lady will make you weep).
Most of the prayers are in Latin, praise God.
At the end of the video, they visit the Church of the Resurrection -- but, blessedly, don't refer to it as "the 15th Station" or anything. But I'm glad it's included -- especially because the bells peal there, like at the Easter vigil (my favorite Church moment!), and it's so beautiful to see His actual tomb.
I think this would make a great Good Friday "thing to do," especially with family. I can see it helping children visualize the reality of what happened on the original Good Friday. Plus, making the Stations with a video forces you to slow down, too, so you're not rushing. You're sort of "forced" to contemplate (the video lasts 28 minutes and some seconds). The filmmaker has DVDs IN the USA, so if you can't get one now, you can get one closer to Good Friday and would likely have it in time. But once you have it, it's yours forever and you can make the Stations any time you want.
For newbies wanting more information about the Stations of the Cross, see this FishEaters page: The Stations of the Cross
See the original link for a trailer of the video. It's very nice!
Is this something that one could visit in real life?
WAY OF THE CROSS COLOSEUM PART 1-2006
Way of the Cross to Focus on Loss of Sense of Sin
Stations of the Cross - In the Light of the Shroud
The Way of the Cross, with Prayerful Meditations authored by Saint Francis of Assisi
Stations of the Cross Through Poetry
The Way of The Cross - a devotional reflection on Christ's Passion
(Then) Cardinal Ratzinger's Meditations for the Stations of the Cross
A Few of FR's Finest...Every Day...The Stations of the Cross
The Holy Season of Lent -- The Stations of the Cross
Stations of the Cross
Yes — if a person can get to Jerusalem, that is! But this DVD is the next best thing, the actual path that Jesus took on the first Good Friday, with all the stations visited. Pretty cool video.
I’ve been there....they do the Stations every Friday. After the Stations, a Priest approached my Jewish husband and I and asked if we wanted to continue, and we said yes of course, he gave us candles and about 10-12 of us went UNDERNEATH and saw the “Mocking Stone” and many other things that I was in shock and can’t remember now. It was an unbelievable experience.
Why is this in the Evangelical Christian Forum?
There is no such thing as an Evangelical Christian Forum. This is the Religion Forum.
Oh. I am sorry. I meant it is listed in topics and shows up on my sidebar under Evangelical Christian group - which I just refer to as different forums. It was my mistake to call it a forum. I guess my question would be why is it listed as a Evangelical Christian topic when it is obviously not one, but a Roman Catholic one.