Leading the Way

Majellan’s virtual Way of the Cross in the lead up to Easter has proved very popular with about 1000 views since it was first posted online.

During the twenty-minute presentation, Redemptorist priest John Hill CSsR reads a prayerful reflection at each of the 14 Stations that encompasses Christ’s suffering and passion. The reflections were written by Tony Kelly CSsR.

A video highlight is the use of Aboriginal paintings and images of the Australian outback.

Majellan Media CEO Tony Biviano said the presentation was especially beneficial for the elderly and those who couldn’t attend Easter services. “With COVID-19 causing some restrictions at that time, parishioners were able to watch the Way of the Cross from the comfort of their home,” he said.

“Easter is a powerful story about Christ’s death and Resurrection. It’s a blessing that Jesus’ messages of love and self-sacrifice were able to reach a much wider audience.”

As a publication of the Redemptorist Congregation, the Majellan is closely linked with the congregation’s founder, St Alphonsus Liguori. St Alphonsus was a prolific writer and published nine editions of his Moral Theology, as well as other devotional and ascetic works and letters.

Among his best-known works is The Way of the Cross, which is still used in many parishes during Lenten devotions.

St Alphonsus blended the reality of sin with the reality of redeeming love and his Stations don’t gloss over evil but recognise the superior power of grace. St Alphonsus was canonised by Pope Gregory XVI in 1839.

The Way of the Cross can still be viewed at www.majellan.media/stations/


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