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Friday, April 18, 2014

Faith Filled Friday: Good Friday way of the Cross

Today is the reason I reserved Fridays as the day to post a faith related subject.  Since a child I’ve stood in awe of this day, even when my faith wasn’t very strong or not at all.  There is something about this day that I walk quieter, with a gentler step, not wanting to disturb the ground, the air, the earth.  The very universe stands still today. 

Today I will participate in a procession from Brooklyn into Manhattan on what is called The Way of the Cross.  It will be a two and a half mile hike from the St. James Cathedral in Brooklyn over the Brooklyn Bridge and completing the pilgrimage in St. Peter’s Church in lower Manhattan.  We will be praying the Stations of the Cross, an identified site for each of the fourteen stations.  You can read about it here.  It’s an annual event—this will be my first time participating—and you can read a news clip of a past procession here 

I post today in commemoration one of the most famous crucifixions in all of art, the centerpiece from Matthias Grunewald’s Isenheim Altarpiece.  Here is the entire centerpiece.


Here are two details of Christ, the upper body, and then His face.




We adore You, O Christ, and we bless You, because by your holy cross You have redeemed the world.


  1. That is a great painting, I don't think I've seen it! Think I will post it also. I'll give you a hat tip. :)
    So cool about the Via Crucis. Hope you shoot a few pics and share them with us! I hope to someday walk the camino in Spain.
    Have a blessed day.

  2. Welcome aboard Manny!

    Reading this post encourages me cause, I had also slid away and it seem to me that more and more people were doing the same. As a child, during our walk of The Way of The Cross on our city roads, it seemed like there were thousands involved with the walk back then. Although I've been involved in the walk today and in at least the last three years but for various reasons, it seemed like we were lucky if we got two hundred involved for an hour. I'm starting to sound too negative so I better stop now.

    The words: "We adore You, O Christ, and we Bless You, because by Your Holy Cross You have redeemed the world" is said at every Station of the Cross while kneeling as we repeat those words.

    Thank you for letting me sound off again and also for your continued prayers Manny :)

    God Bless

  3. I posted pictures of the procession in my very next blog.