Friday, 16 May 2008

Cross & Icon take to the streets of Hobart

Today a crowd of secondary school representatives from Hobart’s Catholic Colleges descended on Parliament Square for a liturgy amidst the glowing autumn leaves before processing down to Constitution Dock and through the city. At each place that the Cross & Icon paused a Station of the Cross was prayed and the students reflected on Jesus’ final hours.

A most touching moment of the day was three young women who danced before the Cross in St David’s Park. The song’s words emphasised the sacrifice of Jesus and the praise that we now give him and the way that the dancers directed their gaze towards the Cross made for a very beautiful and meaningful part of the liturgy. The procession then continued via St David’s Anglican Cathedral before arriving at St Mary’s College where the final liturgy was held.
Later in the evening an event was held in the Youth Arc in the city that featured several young bands playing amidst the glow-bracelet hands of the young people who gathered for the event. Today had such a great vibe to it as young people from a variety of schools all took turns in carrying the Cross & Icon through their city and joined together in prayers and celebrations around these special symbols. What a great witness and so exciting to see so many young Tassie guys coming to WYD!

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