The Way of the Cross

"Christ of St. John of the Cross" by Salvador Dali

I’ve been busy all week posting a series of videos to YouTube, and I’ve still miles to go before I sleep, but I wanted to let folks know the story behind the videos. The series is called The Way of the Cross, after the Stations of the Cross devotion practiced by the Catholic Church. The devotion traces the steps of Christ’s passion, from his condemnation by Pilate, to carrying His cross to Golgotha, to His crucifixion, and finally, to His burial. It’s a very moving devotion that is open to people of all faiths.

A few years ago, I wrote my instrumental interpretations of the Stations and recorded an album called The Way of the Cross. I never released it, however, as I had no money at the time. Then along came Windows 7, and Microsoft Live Movie Maker with it. I played around with it, and lo, I found that I was not too shabby at putting one together. I mean, I’m no Spielberg, but he’s not me, either.

I digress.

So I decided to release the album on YouTube in the hopes that the music may help others reflect on Christ’s suffering that almost defies understanding, let alone appreciation. And what better time to release it than during Holy Week? I’m still adding videos, and my goal is to be finished by Easter.

I’m not trying to convert anyone, but I did want to share my interpretations of something that means a great deal to me – something that is bigger than I am. Enjoy.

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