Several clergy and congregations have been joining their brothers and sisters at the Longville Park Mission in Clarendon in a series of weekly Lenten Reflections focusing on Christ’s journey to his crucifixion at Calvary more than 2,000 years ago.
“Christ journeyed all the way to the Cross for us, and we have a responsibility to witness about the tremendous love which led him, the Son of our powerful and awesome God, to give his life in payment for our sins,” explains Sister Alvarine “Gem” Roberts, Coordinator of the Mission.
“Our Lenten Reflections give participants an opportunity to stop, take stock of their life and be spiritually refreshed for a closer walk with God,” Sister Gem states.
The journey continues on Sunday, March 26 starting at 5.00 p.m. That evening, the Reflections will be led by the Very Rev. Sean Major Campbell, Rural Dean of Kingston and Rector of Christ Church, Vineyard Town, supported by representatives of his congregation.
On April 2, The Very Rev. Canon Collin Reid, Rural Dean of St. Catherine and Rector of the Spanish Town Cathedral, and members of that Church, will guide the meditation.
The final session in the Lenten series will be held on April 9, Palm Sunday. It will take the form of an open-air Service conducted by the Rev. Michael Elliott of the Church of The Holy Spirit in Cumberland, Portmore, along with members of that Church. This will be preceded at 4.00 p.m. by a march starting at the seventh round-about in Phase 2 of the Longville Park community and ending at the first round-about in Phase 3.
“We hope that our Lenten Reflections will encourage participants – Christians and non-Christians – to recognise that Christ is always able to journey with us, whatever our circumstances may be,” Sister Gem notes.