Sabeel’s Contemporary Way of the Cross

On Wednesday 23rd March, Sabeel organized the Contemporary Way of the Cross event in Jerusalem. Over 100 people from Nazareth and Jerusalem, including a number of Nuns from different Catholic Religious Orders, attended the event. The group, carrying a cross, walked from the first station to the final station of the Via de larosa and were escorted by local groups who chanted in their Eastern and Western traditions. At each station, we connected our suffering as Palestinian Christians with the suffering of Jesus through song and prayers. A number of pilgrims and tourists in Jerusalem followed the group with cameras and joined in prayer. During the service, we also prayed for peace in Europe and an end to the war between Russia and Ukraine. Local churches in Jerusalem have asked their members to pray for peace and an end to the suffering created by the ongoing war over there.

For the past two years, Sabeel has not held the Contemporary Way of the Cross due to the pandemic.