Friday, 29 February 2008

The Stations of the Cross

The Stations of the Cross are a familiar feature of Catholic churches, and are used especially in Lent. Fourteen stations hang on the walls of the Cathedral, and people walk around them, pausing at each one to pray and reflect on a different aspect of Our Lord's last journey. In this way we unite ourselves with Jesus, showing that we are prepared to 'take up our cross' and follow Him; we also learn to better appreciate the sacrifice He made for us. The Stations are prayed three times each week at the Cathedral during Lent: on Sundays at 4pm, Wednesdays at 6:30pm and Fridays at 11:45am.