April 20, 2014

Stations of the Cross

Good Friday
Every Good Friday, just after sunrise, the Church of the Redeemer and the Sarasota Ministerial Association host the Stations of the Cross pilgrimage down the middle of Main Street.  It's quite a sight to see.  This year, the Church of the Redeemer's youth minister, Rev. David Bumsted, carried the cross the entire route as hundreds of Sarasotans followed and paused for prayer at 14 stations as they remembered and reflected on Jesus' journey to the cross.  When the SDP Editor-in-Chief was doling out this assignment, I actually volunteered (despite the early hour) since I've always wanted to attend.  Unfortunately, I could only make it to two stations before I had to dash off to work.  Next year, I think I'll carve out time for the whole pilgrimage.  Happy Easter!


Mersad said...

Happy Easter to you and your loved ones.

Mersad Donko Photography

Kay said...

Happy Easter!
We saw a variation of this along a highway in Nevada once, though not on Good Friday. But it was pretty peculiar. A fellow playing Jesus was moving along with the cross on his back...and the cross was on wheels. Two others followed him, in costume. The effect was less meditative than spectacle.