The cathedral's 2014 Lenten evening program takes a new form this year. Rather than a series, the program offers three opportunities to reflect on the meaning of the Passion of Christ as told through the textile art of the Stations of the Cross by the Rev. Eliza Linley. Each evening will begin with a tour of the artwork followed by a contemporary reflection facilitated either by Dean Gail Greenwell, Sub-Dean Manoj Zacharia or Canon Sherilyn Pearce.
Eliza is a liturgical artist, pastor, preacher and teacher, serving at St. John the Baptist in Capitola, California. She also leads retreats and workshops in ministry and the arts, and teaches at the Center for Arts, Religion and Education of the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. She is a founding member of the Episcopal Church in the VisualArts and a board member of the Center for Arts, Religion and Education.
Linley’s Stations of the Cross break away from traditional symbols and imagery and explores a meditation on how Christ continues to be crucified among us today through injustice and oppression, poverty, war and imprisonment, and capital punishment. This notable exclusion of the customary crucifixion imagery allows the artist to utilize images from today’s culture to convey the real world implications and relevancy of Jesus’ Crucifixion.
Her images, a combination of silk painting and photomontage, push a lyrical medium toward the edge of graphic realism, inviting us to see our world with eyes that seek justice and hearts rooted in compassion.
Participants may choose to attend any of the dates listed below. These Wednesday evening reflections, which will include dinner, will run from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Forum Room. Please register with Sub-Dean Manoj Zacharia.
Download the Lenten Prayer Booklet to further your worship experience.
Lenten Wednesday Evenings
April 2 (rain date)