The Church of the Redeemer and the Sarasota Ministerial Association invite the Sarasota community to observe the Passion of Jesus Christ by participating in walking the Stations of the Cross down Main Street Sarasota on Good Friday, April 19th, beginning at 7:30 a.m.
The Christian pilgrimage gathers at 7:15 a.m. in front of the Hollywood 11 Theater on Main Street and the walking of the Stations will begin promptly at 7:30 a.m., led by Church of the Redeemer’s rector, The Very Rev. Fredrick A. Robinson, members of Redeemer's Men's Ministry, and the Sarasota Ministerial Association. Along the way, pilgrims stop for worship and prayer at each of the 14 stations—an opportunity for reflection upon the different moments of Christ's passion journey. A service booklet sharing the acts of worship for each station is provided to all participating pilgrims.
The procession will include stations in front of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune building, the steps of First Baptist Church, First United Methodist Church and many other sites on and near Main Street, and will conclude at approximately 8:30 a.m. at the Church of the Redeemer, 222 S. Palm Ave., with a closing devotion. All pilgrims are invited to stay at Redeemer for the 9 a.m. Morning Prayer, led by Fr. Robinson, joined by clergy of the Sarasota Ministerial Association.
For those who wish to park at the final station at the Church of the Redeemer, small buses will be transporting pilgrims from Redeemer to the Hollywood 11 location, beginning at 6:30 a.m. After the 9 a.m. Morning Prayer service, bus transportation will again be offered from Redeemer to Hollywood 11 for pilgrims who parked at the beginning of the route.
For more information about walking the Stations of the Cross, call the Redeemer parish office at 941-955-4263 or visit redeemersarasota.org.
Venue: Hollywood 11 Theater