The Way of the Cross
Join Dr U-Wen Low and do a virtual journey of the Way of the Cross through the Churches and the streets of Melbourne.
About the Way of the Cross
Melbourne’s ecumenical walk through the streets of the city on Good Friday was begun in 1998 by collaborating clergy of Melbourne’s inner-city churches. Originally bringing together the congregations of the city’s denominations, the walk now attracts around 4,000 participants from wider Melbourne and beyond. All are welcome. The route is marked by a series of 14 bronze bas-relief sculptures by Melbourne artist Anna Meszaros.
One spring morning, Jesus carried his cross through the streets of Jerusalem, a city to which he had come in the past as both a festive pilgrim and a man of tears. Through the city and beyond it, to a hill outside its holy walls, he journeyed for the unholy deed of crucifixion, he died and was buried. Three days later, in a green and growing place, the Living One left the place of death.
In the streets of our city, we will gather, in the spirit of Jesus, to remember that painful journey on the day that we now call ‘Good’. We come to pray for our city, ourselves, and our world, remembering that no pain is wasted, no affliction unredeemed that is united with the suffering of Jesus, who said to his disciples: ‘If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me” (Mark 8:34).
We invite you to join the journey.
Dr Uwen Low
Uwen has recently completed his PhD in the Book of Revelation. His research interests include the Book of Revelation, visual exegesis, postcolonial criticism, performance criticism, and cultural (particularly Asian) readings of the Biblical text. Uwen was a youth pastor for a number of years prior to undertaking full-time bible teaching.
The Virtual Way of the Cross Melbourne has been provided in partnership by Axx and Melbourne City Churches in Action (MCCIA). MCCIA is an ecumenical organisation of the 16 churches in the Inner City of Melbourne, Australia, and the Melbourne City Mission.http://www.mccia.org.au/way-of-the-cross/
MCCIA works together to build relationships and understanding by:
- Conducting events to foster the spiritual life of the City
- Producing collaborative information about the churches of the inner city
- Cooperating in advocating policies of social reform
- Meeting together to share information and fellowship
- Worshipping together in our different churches