Spy Wednesday – Stations of the Cross

Hosted by: St Michael's Church and Choir

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Wednesday 8th April at 7pm, Spy Wednesday when Judas arranged to betray Jesus, the traditional 14 Stations of the Cross are prayed. The devotional poem “Stabat Mater dolorosa” would have been sung. E.g. by Palestrina. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gz9o-wF7RoU

Stations of the Cross are said weekly during Lent on Wednesdays. Click the BAR BELOW to follow our Stations with links to Music from The Crucifixion by Stainer.

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.

In previous years we have used music for Stabat Mater dolorosa, dum pendebat filius by Charpentier, Pergolesi, Scarlatti and others.

In 2018 the choir sang the Via Crucis  by Franz Liszt – link to Words and translation  directed by Amy Down with organist Gabrielle Lewis, as a change from the devotional poem Stabat Mater Dolorosa.

The Stations of the Cross at St Michael's


St Michael and All Angels’ Church, Dinham Road, Mount Dinham, Exeter, EX4 4EB