Carrying our Cross with Jesus, Touching Calvary, Mass at the Tomb…

by Steve Ray on April 18, 2014

Praying REAL Stations of the Cross

A Day in the Life of our Pilgrimages so you can SEE an LIVE what happens Good Friday.

This is always the highlight of the pilgrimage. We start early – very early – and pray the Stations of the Cross along the Via Dolorosa where Jesus carried his cross.

We arrive before the crowds at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and everyone gets to touch the top of Calvary where the Cross was standing. I remind people that if they touched that spot 2,000 years ago their fingers would come up sticky with his blood.

Tomb of Our Lord where our priests celebrated Mass

The next logical step is the Tomb. And that’s exactly what we do. We have a private Mass at the Tomb of Christ and in the end Jesus again comes out of the Tomb for us in the form of the Blessed Sacrament. It alway elicits tears and awe.

After we walked back through the Old City we had breakfast at Notre Dame and a bit of rest. Then we jumped on the bus for a trip to the Church of Paternoster where Jesus not only taught the apostles to pray the Our Father but from where he ascended into heaven after his resurrection.

Touching the steps on which Jesus was dragged to his trial

Next was Peter in Gallicantu where Peter denied Jesus and where Jesus was imprisoned over Holy Thursday night. I took everyone down into the prison and we read Psalm 88.

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  • evelyn oberhelman says:

    Pat and Tom
    This is my fourth attempt with a comment but Anne is helping me
    this time so I hope I will succeed.
    Steve,We have so enjoyed the videos. It is a real joy to be an armchair participant.Eagerly, we look forward to our daily journey with you. Our love and prayers are with you.

  • Good evening our Spiritual Son. (Father Yesu) What a joy it has been for us to see the video everyday. I am praying for you everyday on the fourth watch. We love you.

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