Newtown >> In a moving retelling of the Good Friday and Easter story, seventh graders at Saint Andrew School in Newtown re-enacted the 14 Stations of the Cross during two performances inside the school’s gym on March 28.
“The Stations of the Cross” recounts Christ’s last hours, from his sentencing by Pontius Pilot to bearing the cross to Calvary, his crucifixion and finally his glorious resurrection on Easter Sunday morning.
In a slow possession across the gym floor, the students portrayed Jesus’s pain-filled walk to Calvary. With a crown of thorns on his head and bearing a heavy cross, Jesus is met along the way by his mother, Mary; a woman named Veronica who wipes his face; Simon, who helps him carry the cross; and a group of weeping women.
At the cross, Jesus is stripped of his clothes, nailed to the cross, utters his final words and then takes his last breath in a Good Friday scene that will be remembered throughout the Christian world this week.