The Way of the Cross is an act of devotion commemorating Christ’s Passion. For centuries this tradition has accompanied Christians during Lent and particularly on Good Friday.
The Way of the Cross over the Brooklyn Bridge is a present day following of this ancient tradition. It began in 1996 when a handful of friends belonging to the ecclesial movement of Communion and Liberation made their way across the Brooklyn Bridge following a rudimentary wooden cross. The Way of the Cross over the Brooklyn Bridge has grown steadily over the years since then, and today is made by thousands of New Yorkers.
The procession moves in silence, and consists of five stations (at St. James Cathedral-Basilica, on the Brooklyn Bridge, City Hall, Ground Zero, and St. Peter's church). At each station there are readings from the gospel as well as contemporary writers on the Christian and human experience. Reflections are given, and the choir of Communion and Liberation opens and closes each station with hymns.
This year's Way of the Cross over the Brooklyn Bridge begins at 10:00am on Good Friday April 3, 2015 at St. James Cathedral-Basilica, 250 Cathedral Place, Brooklyn (corner of Jay & Tillary Streets; Borough Hall for 2, 3, 4 & 5 trains and Jay Street - Metro Tech for A, C, F, & R trains).
The procession will arrive at its final destination, St. Peter's Church, 22 Barclay Street, Lower Manhattan, at 1:30pm.
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