Friday, April 06, 2007

Good Friday 2007

Good Friday is the most solemn day in the Christian calendar.

In commemorating the events leading up to this moment, the Stations of the Cross are especially helpful to many Christians.

For Catholics, the Vatican website has paintings and text for the Stations of the Cross that Pope Benedict will lead tonight at the Colisseum. They are written by Monsignor Gianfranco Ravasi, Prefect of the Ambrosian Library and Gallery of Milan. Msgr. Ravasi is an expert in Bible and Hebrew studies.

Also, CatholicCulture has a very nice resource on the Stations.

For Protestants Rev. Dr. Mark D. Roberts, pastor of Irvine Presbyterian Church, also author and blogger, has an excellent devotional guide [and pastor's resource] for Lent and Holy Week, with special emphasis on the Stations of the Cross.

For a Wesleyan guide to the Stations, visit CRI.

Have a Blessed Easter!

Artwork above:
Matthias Grunewald, "The Crucifixion", 1515 (140 Kb); Panel from the Isenheim altarpiece: oil on wood 269 x 307 cm (105 7/8 x 120 7/8 in); Musee d'Unterlinden, Colmar

h/t Bettnet


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