A new way to view a Good Friday tradition

2 April 2021
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Majellan Media has produced a virtual Way of the Cross for people to view online in the lead up to Easter.

With assistance provided by the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer or Redemptorists, the Way of the Cross (also known as Stations of the Cross) is a Good Friday tradition covering Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection.

In the 20-minute presentation, Redemptorist priest John Hill CSsR reads a prayerful reflection at each of the 14 Stations that encompasses Christ’s suffering and passion. The reflections were written by Tony Kelly CSsR.

A video highlight is the use of Aboriginal paintings and images of the Australian outback. The Way of the Cross can be viewed at www.majellan.media/stations/

Majellan Media CEO Tony Biviano says the presentation will be especially helpful for the elderly and those who can’t attend Easter services. “With COVID-19 still causing some restrictions, parishioners will be able to watch the Way of the Cross from the comfort of their home,” he says.

“Easter is a powerful story about Christ’s death and Resurrection. It’s a blessing that Jesus’ message of love and self-sacrifice can reach a much wider audience.”

Majellan Media is closely linked with the founder of the Redemptorists, St Alphonsus Liguori. St Alphonsus was a prolific writer and published nine editions of his Moral Theology, as well as other devotional and ascetic works and letters.

Among his best-known works is The Way of the Cross, which is still used in many parishes during Lenten devotions. St Alphonsus blended the reality of sin with the reality of redeeming love and his Stations don’t gloss over evil but recognise the superior power of grace. St Alphonsus was canonised by Pope Gregory XVI in 1839.

Further details are available at www.majellan.media

With thanks to Majellan Media.


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