Good Friday, March 25th at 4:30pm
Church Street Park (600 Church St) downtown
On Good Friday, March 25th, you’re invited to journey across downtown Nashville on foot on a pilgrimage through the Stations of the Cross and ask where Jesus is being condemned and crucified today. The Stations of the Cross originated as a way to help Jesus’ followers retrace his steps to the cross. They often take the form of a spiritual pilgrimage through his suffering and crucifixion, enabling participants to contemplate and enter into the tension of Jesus’ final hours.
Likewise, we’ll journey through our city on a pilgrimage to contemplate what the stations mean for us today and for poor, un-housed, black, and brown bodies in our communities. We’ll visit symbolic places where Jesus and others continue to be betrayed, condemned, helped, consoled, and crucified like the Criminal Justice Center, the State Capitol, Legislative Plaza, the Courthouse, and downtown churches. We’ll meet at the Church Street Park (600 Church St.) directly in front of the Downtown Public Library at 4:00 p.m. You can park at the library and make sure to have your ticket validated at the front desk.
You’ll need to wear shoes comfortable for walking and everyone is encouraged to wear black as a sign of mourning. We plan to conclude around 7:30 p.m. on the steps of the State Capitol (600 Charlotte Ave).
Questions? Contact Lindsey, Education and Street Chaplaincy Coordinator.