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The Way of the Cross
On March 25, hundreds gathered at Lafayette Park to walk the Way of the Cross to the Capitol. The group included bishops, clergy, and lay people from Episcopal dioceses across the country including: Washington, Maryland, Virginia, Newark, Connecticut, and more. While walking down Pennsylvania Avenue, the participants paused at different sights from the White House to Freedom Plaza to the U.S. Botanic Garden to the Capitol to commemorate the events of Jesus’ condemnation, crucifixion, and burial. Each stop included a reading, meditation, and prayers meant to correspond to an event in Jesus’ journey and the specific location. After reaching the Capitol, the group had the opportunity to meet with government and religious leaders to discuss gun violence prevention legislation.
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Episcopalians go to Washington for prayerful march against violence
[Episcopal News Service – Washington, D.C.] Rain, snow, and temperatures that were barely above freezing did not deter a group of about 400 Episcopalians from taking to the streets of the nation’s capital March 25 to transform the traditional re-enactment of Jesus’ journey to Calvary and the tomb into a prayer procession meant to challenge what they called a culture of violence. Read more...
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