Via Cathedral: Journey through Easter
Although it feels as though Lent will last forever, eventually Lent will give way to Holy Week, and then to Easter. Easter isn’t just one Sunday, but rather a whole season: fifty days of celebration in honor of the resurrection life offered to us. During this Easter season, for which we have been waiting expectantly in hope, the Cathedral will be offering some exciting programming that embraces this new resurrection life. We’re calling it Via Cathedral: Journey through Easter, and everyone is invited to participate this Easter season in ways that embody our new life in Christ.
For those who want to get up and moving, we’ll be walking the Camino de Santiago — virtually, of course! El Camino (The Way) is a 480-mile trek through northern Spain that ends in the Cathedral of Santiago (Saint James) de Compostela in Galicia. One of the most important pilgrimage routes in the Middle Ages, it still hosts pilgrims from around the world today. We’ll be breaking into teams and keeping track of our miles together, and hosting socially distanced outdoor walking events at local parks. We’ll wrap up this experience with a celebration on the morning of Saturday, May 22nd. Walking the Camino together will be a wonderful inter-generational event, great for kids and families and adults who want to meet up to walk the way together. You can sign up to be placed on a team of walkers, or you can build your own team. If you have questions about the Camino, please reach out to our Minister for Children and Families, KariAnn Lessner.
The Cathedral will also be running small groups as part of Via Cathedral: Journey through Easter. Canon Becky Zartman is developing a brand-new small group curriculum that emphasizes asking and discussing questions as part of a healthy life of faith. Together, small groups will build relationships, explore Scripture, and ask the questions that are on their hearts during this six-week small group session. Like the Camino, you can sign up to be placed into a small group, or build your own. If your Acts in Easter or Cathedral Reads small group wants to get back together again, or your council, ministry, or group of friends want to join together as a small group, you are welcome to sign up as a group.
Lace up your walking shoes. Get ready to grab your interactive Via Cathedral map that will bring you through the season. Keep an eye out for journey-themed reading lists from our Cathedral Bookstore, and watch out for some sweet Cathedral swag. Stay tuned for other Via Cathedral themed events, and more information about the celebration on May 22. All sign-ups for Via Cathedral programs and events begin in late March. We hope you’ll journey with us!
Whether you want to get up and moving with a walking team, connect to other parishioners in a small group, or both, please sign up online. Visit https://www.christchurchcathedral.org/viacathedral to sign up and learn more.