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WAY OF THE CROSS

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Assembly Title
Way of the Cross

Submitted by
J. O'Brien

Age Group
9-18

Aim
To accompany Jesus on his last journey as a man

Faith Group
Christian

Resources
Pictures of the Stations of the Cross, arranged around the hall in order
A cross
The response displayed on a large sheet of paper

Time of Year
Lent, Holy Week, Easter

Other Details
One reader can move from picture to picture, or a different reader can stand by each picture
Pupils could mime the parts of: Jesus (carrying a cross from picture to picture), Pilate, Mary, Simon, Veronica, women, children, soldiers

Script
1. Jesus is condemned to die.
Response: Jesus, Jesus we love you.

What is happening?
Jesus is innocent...
He is found guilty...
Jesus does not say a word.

2. Jesus carries His cross
Response: Jesus, Jesus we love you.

What is happening?
Jesus is given a heavy cross.
He does not refuse it.
He does not grumble or complain.

3. Jesus falls.
Response: Jesus, Jesus we love you.

What is happening?
Jesus has fallen.
He gets up again.
He does not give in. He goes on.

4. Jesus meets his mother Mary.
Response: Jesus, Jesus we love you.

What is happening?
Jesus is comforting his mother.

5. Jesus meets Simon.
Response: Jesus, Jesus we love you.

What it happening?
Simon is helping Jesus to carry the cross.

6. Jesus meets Veronica.
Response: Jesus, Jesus we love you.

What is happening?
Veronica is wiping Jesus's face.

7. Jesus meets the women and children.
Response: Jesus, Jesus we love you.

What is happening?
The women and children are crying...
Jesus is sorry for them...
He is comforting them.

8. Jesus is stripped of his clothing.
Response: Jesus, Jesus we love you.

What is happening?
Everything is being taken from Jesus...
He does not resist...
He lets it all go.

9. Jesus is nailed to the cross.
Response: Jesus, Jesus we love you.

What is happening?
Jesus is being nailed to the cross...
He is now helpless.

10. Jesus dies on the cross.
Response: Jesus, Jesus we love you.

What is happening?
Jesus is dying...

ALL KNEEL DOWN OR BOW HEADS

Hymn: 'Were you there when they crucified my Lord?' (Celebration Hymnal for Everyone number 791)

11. Jesus is taken down from the cross.
Response: Jesus, Jesus we love you.

Jesus is dead...
His mother is holding him...
She is crying.

12. Jesus is placed in the tomb.
Response: Jesus, Jesus we love you.

Jesus is buried.
Jesus has given his life for us.

Hymn: 'Christ has Died' (Hymns Old and New number 798)




S. Daly 2000


Last updated 26-7-12.


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