For the season of Lent, which runs through April 1, Holy Trinity Edmonds church is hosting a public art show called “stations in the street” on the outside of its building at 657 Daley St.
Artist Scott Erickson from Vancouver, Wash., has created this unique street art show using the 12 Stations of the Cross.
According to Holy Trinity Edmonds Pastor Ryan Brotherton, the Stations of the Cross began as a practice that pilgrims would have when they were retracing Jesus’ finals steps in Jerusalem up to the hill where he was crucified. Wanting to share that practice and experience with people who couldn’t make the trip to the Holy City, they created these stations of meditation that became in itself a tradition. Today, you can find this tradition on the inside of many churches, Brotherton said.
The first station is on the west side of the building and the stations continue around to the front (south side) of the building. “Anyone and everyone is welcome to come and meditate and pray through the 12 stations or simply observe the artwork,” Brotherton said. “We have placed guides out at the beginning and end of the stations for people to use as they walk around the building.”