Way of the Cross
Harvest Bible College students have prepared a video of Melbourne’s 14 stations of the Way of the Cross. Join U-Wen Low as he visits and reflects upon each station. (Youtube video Melbourne Stations of the Cross : 13 minutes)
Easter 2018 Walk
You are invited to walk the annual Way of the Cross, an ecumenical devotion.
- Good Friday at 10.00 am.
- Easter Sunday at 6.30 am.
Good Friday: The Way of the Cross begins at St Francis’ Church, 326 Lonsdale Street (corner Lonsdale and Elizabeth Streets), Melbourne (Melbourne’s oldest church). From there it moves from church to church around the city in commemoration of Jesus’ journey from the Last Supper to the crucifixion and resurrection. All are welcome to join in for the whole or any part of the Way.
The journey usually takes up to 2 ½ hours, and will end around 12:15pm, at St Paul’s Cathedral, corner Swanston and Flinders Streets.
What to bring: Wear comfortable walking shoes and weather-appropriate clothing. Limited supplies of water are available. An emergency first-aid medic attends, and Victoria Police provide support. Copies of the liturgy are provided, but if you can bring your own copy (download from the Publications tab), it would be appreciated.
Easter Sunday: The Easter Sunday pilgrimage begins at dawn at St Paul’s Anglican Cathedral, and then crosses over the Yarra River to conclude at St John’s Lutheran Southgate (the newest inner city church).
Stations 1 and 2: St Francis Church, Lonsdale Street (in association with Melbourne Welsh Church)
Station 3: CrossCulture Church of Christ, Swanston Street
Station 4: Wesley Uniting Church, Lonsdale Street
Station 5: St Peter’s Church, Eastern Hill
Stations 6 and 7: St Patrick’s Cathedral, Gisborne/Albert Streets
Station 8: German Trinity Lutheran Church
Station 9: St Michael’s Uniting Church, Collins Street (in association with Holy Trinity Church)
Station 10: Scots Church, Collins Street
Station 11: Collins Street Baptist Church, Collins Street
Stations 12, 13: St Paul’s Cathedral, Swanston Street
Station 14: Meet at the 13th station, St Paul’s (Anglican) Cathedral, Flinders Street carpark; cross Princes Bridge, and conclude at St Johns Southgate (Lutheran), Southbank.
About the Way of the Cross
From the Way of the Cross booklet:
One spring morning, Jesus carried his cross through the streets of Jerusalem, a city to which he had come in the past as both a festive pilgrim and a man of tears. Through the city and beyond it, to a hill outside its holy walls, he journeyed for the unholy deed of crucifixion, he died, and was buried. Three days later, in a green and growing place, the Living One left the place of death.
In the streets of our city we will gather, in the spirit of Jesus, to remember that painful journey on the day that we now call ‘Good’. We come to pray for our city, ourselves, and our world, remembering that no pain is wasted, no affliction unredeemed that is united with the suffering of Jesus, who said to his disciples: ‘If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me” (Mark 8:34).
We invite you to join the journey.