Wednesday 17th April at 7pm (note the later time), Spy Wednesday when Judas arranged to betray Jesus, the traditional 14 Stations of the Cross are prayed. The devotional poem “Stabat Mater dolorosa” will be sung to the setting by Pergolesi.
Stations of the Cross are said weekly during Lent on Wednesdays, except Ash Wednesday itself, but today the prayers and devotions are enhanced by Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, sung by members of the choir directed by Neil Page accompanied by Matt Clark..
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.
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.
St Michael and All Angels’ Church, Dinham Road, Mount Dinham, Exeter, EX4 4EB