There were also many women there, looking on from a distance, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering to him. (Mt 27:55)Our Altar Guild ladies minister to him when they do the Women of Jerusalem station the way they do.
Meditation on the Cross
We asked a visitor to the church to bring the large, rough wooden cross into the nave and down the aisle just before we began the Meditation. The hollow sound of it dragging on the floor sticks in my mind. I remember reading a poem by Milton Acorn for a Canadian literature educational series I did in my TV days in which he described someone's life as being like a sled being dragged across gravel. Not a bad metaphor for the bit of Jesus' life we honour on Good Friday.