Scriptural Way of the Cross through Culpeper, VA
Saturday, April 13, 2019
***2019 Date: Saturday, April 13***
Shuttles leave from Culpeper United Methodist Church between 8:30am and 9am.
The procession will begin at 9:30am from Precious Blood Catholic Church.
On any given Sunday, Christians throughout Culpeper meet at our own various churches. We differ in race, language, music, and worship style. Our fallen human nature, historical conflicts, and doctrinal disagreements have disrupted the unity that Christ prayed for us to have with one another. However, each Sunday we all celebrate the same Redemption bought for each of us by our one Savior on the one Cross.
Each Lent, the preparatory time just before Easter, we gather as one Christian family to witness to the redeeming power of the cross - processing from one end of Culpeper to the other. Marching behind a wooden cross, we stop at churches and community sites along the way to join together in song, proclaim the Gospel, and to pray.
The ancient tradition of the "Way of the Cross" originated in the Holy Land where pilgrims to this day trace the footsteps of Christ to Mount Calvary. Over the centuries the practice spread to communities all over the world so that people didn't need to travel to the Holy Land to experience the power of following in the footsteps of Jesus.
Will you join us in doing the same here in Culpeper?