Holy Week is a mirror that we peer into and find that the pain, complicated relationships and messiness of life we experience are shared and reflected through Jesus in the Passion. We have all experienced words or actions that have ‘nailed us’ to a piece of wood. We have felt the sting of betrayal or agonising moments in ‘the garden’ when all appears dark and disaster approaches at the hands of those ‘armed’ with a will to wound.
The Stations of the Cross is a powerful and ancient tradition where we ‘stay awake’ and journey with Jesus to the foot of the Cross. Our Lenten journey has led us to this critical sequence of events known as the Passion.
They take place during the first day of the Triduum, the three holiest days of the year.