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Which Path of Holy Week to take is considered by members of the Centerburg United Methodist Church. Seated from left, in front, are Susie Altizer and Pastor Vicky Kelley. In the center is Sue Siegel and Brenda Eagon, and at right are George Thatcher and Barbara Thatcher.
Which Path of Holy Week to take is considered by members of the Centerburg United Methodist Church. Seated from left, in front, are Susie Altizer and Pastor Vicky Kelley. In the center is Sue Siegel and Brenda Eagon, and at right are George Thatcher and Barbara Thatcher. (Photo by Rhonda Bletner) View Image

By Mount Vernon News
March 29, 2013 8:38 am EDT

 

CENTERBURG — The Path of Holy Week provides members of the Centerburg United Methodist Church and the community with the opportunity to reflect on Jesus’ journey to the cross in preparation for Easter. The self-guided journey of devotion and prayer began Thursday but continues today, Good Friday, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Pastor Vicky Kelley explained that she and worship chair Barbara Thatcher had seen similar events, including one in Utica last year, and decided to provide the meaningful reflection in their own community. Thatcher and her husband, George, created the stations with props from the church’s drama department and contributions from members of their church.

The event is similar to the Catholic tradition of the Stations of the Cross, but this journey includes 11 stations and begins with Jesus clearing the temple and includes stations that reflect on Jesus’ teaching, Mary Martha anointing his feet, and then on to the Garden of Gesthemane, Jesus’ capture and betrayal, and Simon of Cyrene helping to carry the cross.

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