St. Luke’s in the Meadow Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, invites the public to a worship service featuring Women of the Passion, A Journey to the Cross at 5 pm Sunday, March 15. Women from Scripture narrate the story of Christ’s Passion, and station by station, the congregation will accompany Jesus in the traditional 14 Stations of the Cross. Composer, musician, and singer Ana Hernandez will lead short musical reflections and responses at each station during the worship service.
Readers will give voice to the women who tell the story. Three meditations are encounters with Jesus narrated by the woman who anoints him, the maid of the High Priest Caiphas, and the wife of Pilate. Women who bear witness at the stations include the woman with a flow of blood, the bent-over woman, the widow with her mite, the woman taken in adultery, the Syrophoenician woman, Mary Magdalene, and Mary, the mother of Jesus.
The meditations and the Stations of the Cross in Women of the Passion, a Journey to the Cross were written in 1996 by Katie Sherrod, diocesan director of communication. They have been used in services and retreats in more than 80 dioceses of The Episcopal Church.
In 2014, Sherrod commissioned Hernandez to compose music to accompany the versicles and responses for each of the Stations; this will be the first time that music will be used. St. Luke’s is delighted to welcome Hernandez.
The service, which will last slightly more than an hour, will be in the church sanctuary at 4301 Meadowbrook Drive, Fort Worth.