Wednesday 28th March at 6pm, Spy Wednesday when Judas arranged to betray Jesus, the traditional 14 Stations of the Cross are prayed. This year the choir will sing the Via Crucis by Franz Liszt – link to Words and translation – as a change from the devotional poem Stabat Mater Dolorosa.
Stations of the Cross are said weekly during Lent on Wednesdays, except Ash Wednesday itself (14th February), but today the prayers and devotions are enhanced by Liszt’s Choral & Organ Meditation on the Way of the Cross. We welcome Gabrielle Lewis as Organist.
Like many Anglo-Catholic churches, St Michael’s has a set of 14 painted carvings depicting biblical and legendary events on Christ’s painful journey from Pilate’s palace to his Crucifixion at Calvary. They were made by an artist in Oberammergau, Bavaria, and given to the church in the 1920s. Click the link below to follow our Stations.
In previous years we have used music for Stabat Mater dolorosa, dum pendebat filius by Charpentier, Pergolesi, Scarlatti and others.
St Michael and All Angels’ Church, Dinham Road, Mount Dinham, Exeter, EX4 4EB