For the whole 50 days of Easter, the stations of the cross and resurrection are available for people to encounter and use as a form of spiritual devotion. I have now been round a couple of times using the book that I and David Harris put together. The first time I went around, I didn’t give it enough time, so it had very little effect on me. But the second time, when I had time to slow down, look at the details of the paintings and to take some silence at each station, I was profoundly moved.
The difficulty of Holy Week and Easter in its annual cycle, is that it becomes familiar, and that we can remain at the surface of ourselves and the meaning of these seasons, so that then we receive very little from it. However this years focus on personal transformation, has helped me not to sit back, but to emotionally open up and make myself vulnerable and open to spiritual experience through the art. I have therefore really benefited from an intimate encounter with God through the services, the vigil and now through the stations of the cross. For the season of Easter, I am intending to return at least once a week to the stations as an aid to my spiritual life.
Try it, it may help you. The stations remain in St the Church of St Mary Aldermary for sometime until the end of the season of Easter. We will be recording an interview with Adam Boulter the artist shortly.