The Stations Of The Cross
The Stations of The Cross are a series of images depicting Jesus on the day of his crucifixion. While there is no official number of stations, fourteen are typically commemorated: eight scenes that are depicted in the Bible, and six that are implied.
The Stations of The Cross are intended to help Christians make a spiritual pilgrimage through contemplation of Christ’s Passion. But for those of us who have celebrated the Stations numerous times, the images can lose their impact. We can perceive them as art, without registering the human suffering and emotion they entail.
Father Michael Ruk, of St. Philips Episcopal Church wondered how our perceptions might be changed if The Stations of The Cross were depicted either through metaphor or by bringing the scenes into the present. To that end, a few St. Philip’s parishioners gathered photographs from public sources to represent each of The Stations of The Cross - and, it is hoped, to re-engage us in their fuller meaning.
Eric Avery David Paar Jill Schoeniger Eric Schoeniger Kasey Ivan