FOURTEEN Stations of the Cross will be positioned around Dowse Lagoon, Sandgate as part of annual Good Friday commemorations.
Hundreds of people from different church denominations are expected to gather around the lagoon to recreate Jesus Christ’s final hours before he died on the cross.
Sandgate-Brighton Parish pries, Fr Chris Hanlon said the walk was ecumenical in nature and inclusive for anybody who wanted to follow the cross.
“We’re preparing about 400 booklets so we’re expecting a big crowd,” he said.
Fr Hanlon said the Stations of the Cross was remembered because of what happened afterwards, with Jesus’ resurrection.
“The aim of it, is to walk with Jesus as he goes on his way to the cross for our salvation,” he said.
At each station a different person will speak to depict the scene including how Jesus was condemned, meets a group of women crying for His innocennce, was nailed to the cross then taken down and finally laid to rest in a tomb.
The Stations of the Cross walk is part of week-long Easter celebrations.
“Saturday is usually spent as a quiet day. Then Easter Sunday is party time because He was resurrected,” Fr Hanlon said.
This Easter will be Fr Hanlon’s first with the Sandgate-Brighton Parish since he took over the reigns in September last year.
The Stations of the Cross will start at 9.30am at the roundabout of Deagon Street, Brisbane Street and Southerden Street and finish at about 10.30am in a shady area behind Sacred Heart Catholic Church.