A rare reflective opportunity for Easter Weekend is being offered in downtown Sacramento, by Side-By-Side Ministries With the Homeless.
"Stations of the Poor – A Prayer Pilgrimage" is modeled on the traditional Stations of the Cross service, which takes participants on a symbolic journey with Jesus through His final hours. Stations of the Poor is a real journey, going from place to place in the Loaves & Fishes area where homeless persons find services.
It is a pilgrimage of prayer.
At significant points, participants will stop to reflect and pray.
"We do not go as tourists, but to hear what God has to say to us in each place we stop to pray," says the Rev. Linda Kelly-Baker, founder and director of Side-By-Side, who will guide the experience.
The walk will be at a pace which should accommodate everyone. There are approximately six stops, and the pilgrimage will take around an hour and a half to complete.
"Stations of the Poor – A Prayer Pilgrimage" will be offered twice: on Good Friday (April 22) at 3 p.m., and on Holy Saturday (April 23) at 10 a.m.