Friday, April 22, 2011

losing my religion

"that's me
in the corner
on the cross
that's me in the spotlight,
I'm losing my religion" (R.E.M. - Losing My Religion, 1991)

my God, my God, why have you abandoned me? (Psalm 22) today, Good Friday, we celebrate the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ. the liturgies were powerful, and i have just returned from our Stations of the Cross à la JPII. there were songs, praise, testimonies - oh my, indeed, these are some of my favourite things. however, i really do enjoy the traditional Stations. i have always loved praying the Way of the Cross - since kindergarten, when i had a class project to do. it has remained my favourite devotion, and every year during Lent, i pray for the grace and courage to follow Our Lord daily through the Stations. here's a quick version using my own thoughts, coupled with prayers from the 2006 Way of the Cross led by Our Holy Father:

Station I: Jesus is condemned to death.

Station II: Jesus is given his cross.
(The Band - The Weight, 1968)

Station III: Jesus falls the first time.
(GNR - Patience, 1989)

Station IV: Jesus meets His Mother.

Station V: Simon of Cyrene carries the cross.

Station VI: Veronica wipes the face of Jesus.

Station VII: Jesus falls the second time.

Station VIII: Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem.

Station IX: Jesus falls the third time.

Station X: Jesus is stripped of His garments.

Station XI: Crucifixion: Jesus is nailed to the cross.

Station XII: Jesus dies on the cross

Station XIII: Jesus' body is removed from the cross.

Station XIV: Jesus is laid in the tomb.
please let me know if you think other songs could fit in this praying with the Stations through music. see y'all soon, ya hear! peace.

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