Sunday morning worship at Grace Episcopal Church remains online. Evening Prayer is offered outdoors on Sunday evenings for a congregation of 50 or less. All are welcome, however registration is required. Please visit our Grace@Home page for the registration link and to see all the ways we are staying connected to one another, to Grace, and to God!
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While we grieve that we cannot pray inside our building in our typical ways, we also realize that the Spirit gives us new insights into ways that we can understand our lives as being united to Christ. The Stations of the Cross are a deeply powerful practice that asks us to bring our whole selves – the grief, the confusion, the searching – and lay it alongside the journey Jesus took in his own great moments of suffering.
The Rev. Dr. Stuart Higginbotham
A team of staff and parishioners has worked to create a unique Stations of the Cross for these pandemic days around the campus of Grace Church. The first Station is located on the front porch of the church, under a tree near the bottom of the bell tower.
A map to all 14 Stations can be found online. Use your phone to scan the QR code at each station and access the prayers located online. There are interactive components (including Grace Church’s new labyrinth, which has been incorporated as part of the Tenth Station), and invitations for reflection. The prayers of each Station are also recorded by parishioners so you can listen as you read.
The entire installation is an opportunity for people in the parish and people in the community to identify and connect their real experience of suffering during the pandemic with Christ’s example of suffering that had a transformation aspect and outcome to it. A part of our human existence is to seek for a deeper meaning. We hope that walking the Stations of the Cross offers multiple opportunities to embody the process of finding meaning in this.
The Rev. Dr. Cynthia Park
Senior Associate Rector
We hope you take the time to come experience the Stations of the Cross as well as invite others who you know are seeking and wondering at this time. Or, if you are unable to come in person, explore the prayers and reflections completely online, beginning with the First Station.