The Way Of The Cross Service

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

The Way of the Cross service below is especially designed for use in the free church tradition. Adapt to local usage and style.

In the ancient church pilgrims came to Jerusalem during Holy Week to reenact the final events of the life of Jesus. In the course of time a tradition grew up which followed the course of events from Pilate's house to Calvary. Scripture readings and prayers were said at each of these stations.

At first the number of stations or devotional stops varied widely. By the...


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