This liturgy is not technically part of the Triduum. The devotion of walking of the Stations of the Cross is an ancient practice, which Mount Olive has long made a part of our noon worship on this day. We walk with Jesus in this hour of his crucifixion and ponder the meaning of his Passion with short readings, the singing of the Trisagion, a musical meditation, silence, and the singing of hymns.
Meeting at noon, the time of day when Jesus was nailed to the cross, is also an ancient practice. This liturgy would be most meaningful if done at noon today, or in the hours after.
Soloists today: on the Pergolesi Stabat Mater: Tricia Van Ee and KrisAnne Weiss.
Attached is a pdf for worship in the home for this noon liturgy. The links comprise a complete recording of last year’s Way of the Cross liturgy, from start to finish. All the links to sound are embedded in the pdf, so all you need to do is open it up, and as you pray, go to each link as you are ready.
If you’d rather print these liturgy sheets and use the links in this post, here are the individual links to each part:
1. Jesus is condemned to death
2. Jesus takes up his Cross
3. Jesus meets his afflicted mother
4. The Cross is laid on Simon of Cyrene
5. Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem
6. Jesus is stripped of his garments
7. Jesus is nailed to the cross
8. Jesus dies on the Cross
9. Jesus is laid in the tomb
Looking ahead, one more tonight: Later this afternoon, an email with the Good Friday liturgy of Adoration of the Cross, including the reading of the Passion according to St. John, will be sent for your evening worship.