Musical Meditation: Le chemin de la croix

Monday, March 21, 2016
Monday In Holy Week

Monday In Holy Week

Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified: Mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other that the way of life and peace; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Originally a set of improvisations played during a reading of Paul Claudel’s verse meditations on the fourteen Stations of the Cross, Le Chemin de la Croix became one of Marcel Dupr√©’s favorite pieces. He played it every year during Lent at Saint-Sulpice in Paris. The hour-long score follows the Stations from the sentencing of Jesus to his entombment.