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Holy Trinity Edmonds presents ‘Stations in Street’ public art until April 1

Stations of the Cross at Holy Trinity Edmonds. (Photo courtesy of Holy Trinity)

For the season of Lent, which extends until April 1, Holy Trinity Edmonds The church hosts a public art exhibit called “stations in the street” outside its building at 657 Daley St.

Vancouver, Washington artist Scott Erickson created this unique street art spectacle using the 12 Stations of the Cross.

According to Pastor Ryan Brotherton of Holy Trinity Edmonds, the Stations of the Cross began as a practice that pilgrims would have when retracing Jesus’ final steps in Jerusalem to the hill where he was crucified. Wanting to share this practice and experience with people who could not travel to the Holy City, they created these meditation stations which in themselves have become a tradition. Today, you can find this tradition inside many churches, Brotherton said.

The first station is on the west side of the building and the stations continue to the front (south side) of the building. “Everyone is welcome to come and meditate and pray through the 12 stations or just view the artwork,” Brotherton said. “We placed guides at the start and end of the stations for people to use as they walk around the building.”