Preparing to celebrate the Extreme Way of the Cross (EDK), 22 pilgrims receive a blessing from Fr Ronnie McAinsh as they set off from St John’s, Perth. The parish had just completed a week-long Mission led by the Redemptorists from St Mary’s Kinnoull.
St John’s parishioner and Ekstremalna Droga Krzyżowa coordinator, Jaromir Kruczynski said, “The Extreme Stations of the Cross started in Poland but has now spread all across Europe and into North America. It is a phenomenal way to prepare yourself for the feast of Easter with the opportunity to meditate on our Lord’s Passion, in silence, journeying through the night, stopping only to mark each Station, on a 25 mile route, from the Perthshire village of Amulree, through the Sma’ Glen and Glenalmond back to Perth.”
“It is meant to be tough,” said Jaromir, “when physical resources were near zero – the power of prayer and spiritual strength will be called for to help to over-come crisis, accept the pain and keep going forward. It helps to understand better what Jesus did for us at his Passion.”