|Way of the Light (Via Lucis) For Easter Sunday, thanks to Nancy and Tony Ayer, we will have a new set of stations in our labyrinth: The Way of Light. Please come on Sunday or throughout the Easter season to meditate on the mysteries of the Risen Christ or click on the video above to walk the labyrinth virtually!|
Through Lent and Passiontide there has been a long tradition in the Church of meditating on the events of the suffering and death of the Lord Jesus, called the Stations of the Cross. In the latter part of the twentieth century a complementary devotion emerged, possibly from the Iberian peninsula, called the Way of the Light, the Stations of the Resurrection or the Stations of Joy. They provide a much-needed complement to Stations of the Cross and are a spiritual practice for the Great Fifty Days of Easter.
As with the Stations of the Cross, we move from station to station, walking through the labyrinth, meditating on these fourteen moments in the Great Fifty days from Easter Sunday until Pentecost Sunday. By using the resurrection appearances as a focus for reflection and meditation we have an opportunity to appreciate and celebrate the Easter mysteries of the resurrection of our Lord. The resurrection appearances are more than just stories or history, they are a record of personal encounters with the risen Christ in particular of the women close to Jesus, so silence and space should be given to allow this practice to enable that encounter to happen today.
There is a great resource titled Stations of the Light by Mary Ford-Grabowsky that can provide different spiritual practices for this Easter Season.