Owing to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Epidemic, all PUBLIC WORSHIP is CANCELLED and all CHURCHES CLOSED until further notice.
This page is to remind you what would have been on, and to allow you to pray Stations of the Cross privately if you wish. (Click the Bar below)
O Saviour of the World, who by Thy Cross & precious Blood hast redeemed us, save us & help us, we humbly beseech Thee O Lord.
N.B. 7pm next Wednesday. Wednesdays during Lent, at 6.00-6.50pm on 4 & 11 March, and 7.00-7.50pm on 18 March & 1 April 2020, the Stations of the Cross are prayed at St Michael’s. “Powerful and evocative use of scripture,” said Fr Christopher Durrant. There will be NO Stations on Wednesday 25 March as there will be Sung Mass for the Annunciation at 7.30pm.
Like many Anglo-Catholic churches, St Michael’s has a set of 14 painted carvings, probably made in Oberammergau in Bavaria, depicting biblical and legendary events on Christ’s painful journey from Pilate’s palace to his Crucifixion at Calvary.
Also CANCELLED – Final meditation on the Stations of the Cross would have been on Spy Wednesday, 8th April, at 7pm, featuring the “Stabat Mater”, sung by members of the choir.
As the late Canon Thurmer used to remind us, the Stations are designed as much for prayerful meditation as to tell the story most of us think we know; hence Jesus wears the white robe of martyrdom rather than the bloodied rags of rejection.
The link below is the first of a set of 3 meditative blogs I produced in 2014, showing our Stations (click on each image to enlarge) with words selected from Sir John Stainer’s “The Crucifixion”.
St Michael and All Angels’ Church, Dinham Road, Mount Dinham, Exeter, EX4 4EB