Meditations on Journey to the Cross
1 Journey to the Cross with Peter
This meditation is the first in a series called Journey to the Cross with... written for Holy Week. It reflects on the different events associated with Jesus' last hours and the people who were with him. This account is based on Peter's denial of Christ and encourages us all to come to the Cross for forgiveness and renewal.
2 Journey to the Cross with Simon of Cyrene
This meditation is the second in a series called “Journey to the Cross with…” written for Holy Week. It reflects on the different events associated with Jesus' last hours and the people who were with him. This account is based on Simon of Cyrene’s encounter with Jesus as he carries the cross to Golgotha. How would it feel to come face to face with Christ in such horrific circumstances? What would you do?
3. Journey to the Cross with Mary the mother of Jesus
Rather than a meditation, this is a refection from the point of view of Mary, the Mother of Jesus, as she stood at the cross. It is the third one in a series called “Journey to the Cross with…” that have been written for Holy week. It can be very hard and upsetting watching a loved one die, particularly when they are your child, so please be gentle with yourselves as you hear this reflection. Try to focus on the things that have carried you through your own grief; the support of family and friends and the promises of God.
4. Journey to the Cross with John
This guided mediation is the fourth in a series called 'Journey to the Cross with..." that have been written for Holy Week. It is based on the beloved disciple John and how Jesus entrusted his mother, Mary, to his care.
We have each been given by God to care for one another, to give support and love without reserve and to be willing to give our lives. We have seen that recently in so many people, particularly those who work for the NHS.
5. Journey to the Cross with a Roman soldier
This the the fifth meditation in the series 'Journey to the Cross with..." written for Holy Week. It follows one of the Roman soldiers who had been instructed to assist in Jesus' crucifixion. He, along with many, witnessed the extraordinary events of the turning point of history. It changed him and changed others, will it change you? Will you be able to say, like the Centurion, 'Truly, this is the Son of God.’
6. Journey to the Cross with Mary Magdalene
This guided mediation is the last in the series “Journey to the Cross with…” written for Holy Week. It is based on the account of Mary Magdalene going to the tomb on that first Easter morning. Mary Magdalene was a woman who truly loved Jesus with all her heart and was not embarrassed to show it despite criticism from others. She was there at the cross and one of the first at the tomb. Her grief overcomes her and it is not until she hears Jesus call her name that she recognises him. Do you hear Jesus call your name, because he is, and he is waiting for you to recognise him too?