BEARING WITNESS: Stations of the Cross
Woodcuts by Margaret Adams Parker
A Solo Lenten Exhibit in Parish Hall and OnlineFebruary 22, 2023 – April 6, 2023
Bearing Witness: Exhibit Organization
This solo exhibition comprises the following sections, each of which corresponds to one of the sidebars to viewers' right. The individual sections, noted below, and their corresponding sidebars are hyperlinked for ease of access; although viewers can browse from one section to another without having to return to the exhibit's Main Page, they also can access each section from the …Read More »
Bearing Witness: Curator Statement
You are witnesses of these things . . .
~ Luke 24:48
The Arts & Faith Ministry at St. Michael's Episcopal Church has been privileged to exhibit during the Lenten season a number of widely varying artistic interpretations of the "Stations of the Cross," a liturgical devotion to the Passion of Christ, known as "Way of the Cross" (Via Crucis) or "Way of Sorrows" (Via Dolorosa), which…Read More »
Bearing Witness: Artist Talk
"Bearing Witness - Seeing As a Holy Act"
Artist Talk by
Margaret (Peggy) Adams Parker
Sunday, February 26, 2023
St. Michael's Parish Hall
As we pray the "Stations of the Cross," gazing and reflecting on each image, we stand as witness to Christ's suffering and death on our behalf. We do not often consider our daily acts of seeing in the same way but the 20th Centur…Read More »
Bearing Witness: Artist Statement
Almighty God, who hast given us the gift of sight, grant that we may see not only with the eyes of our head but with the eyes of our heart also, that we may perceive the beauty and meaning, of all that we behold, and glorify thee, the creator of all, who art blessed forevermore.
~ George Appleton
This prayer has been important to me…Read More »
Bearing Witness: Artworks
The 14 woodcut prints that comprise Margaret Adams Parker's magnificent Stations of the Cross hang in St. Michael's Parish Hall. Available to view throughout Lent, the framed woodcuts afford viewers opportunities to walk the "Way of the Cross" in-person.
Organized in order, the full titles of the 14 Stations are as follows:
Station I - Jesus Is Condemned to Death (Ecce hom…Read More »
Bearing Witness: Stations Service
Pray through the Stations with these Readings and Prayers excerpted from:
Margaret Adams Parker and Katherine Sonderegger, Praying the Stations of the Cross (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2019)
Bearing Witness: Experiencing the Stations
As you take your journey through the exhibit, which traces Jesus's own path from condemnation to burial in the tomb, let yourself be challenged to consider the questions that follow. The objective is to re-contextualize and renew your appreciation of this ancient and well-known story, so that it continues to speak to your imagination and to our understanding of our own theologica…Read More »
Bearing Witness: Artist Biography
Margaret Adams Parker is a sculptor and printmaker with an extensive exhibition record. Her commissions include the award-winning "Mary as Prophet" for Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, VA; "Reconciliation" for Duke Divinity School, Durham, NC; "Harriet Tubman" for St Paul's Church, Rock Creek Parish, Washington, D.C.; and "The Communion of Saints" for St. Agnes Catholic…Read More »
Bearing Witness: Resources
Those seeking a service devotional to accompany this exhibit are encouraged to obtain a copy of "Praying the Stations of the Cross: Finding Hope in a Weary Land" (Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2019). Readings from Scripture, prayers, and a meditation are provided for each Station. The service can be used while viewing the exhibit and, afterward, while praying the S…Read More »