Each year preceding Easter, Christian communities around the world gather in public places to recreate the story of Jesus’ passion. The observance of the Passion is an opportunity to reflect on the ways we have broken our covenant with God at the expense of other persons and creation. In the suffering of the earth & its creatures, we have crucified Divinity in our midst.
In dramatic public liturgies, we remember who we are as people of faith and why we believe that even the greatest of evils will not have the last word.
For over 15 years, Christian communities across the Washington D.C. area have gathered on Good Friday for a Way of the Cross among D.C. institutions. At each station we focus on a different economic or ecological challenge or sign of hope for our times.
The Economic and Ecological Way of the Cross Script was prepared this year by the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns with support from other planning organizations. We will be using this version in Washington D.C. on Good Friday, March 29, 2013, beginning at noon at First St. NW and Constitution Ave. NW near the Capitol Building. If you’re in the area, please join us. We encourage local communities to edit and use this resource in your own geographical context. Also see the Faith Economy Ecology Resource page to download a copy.