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Overview Father Joseph Champlin adapts the Stations from the ones used by Pope John Paul II at the Roman Colosseum on Good Friday 1991. There are 15 stations, including the Resurrection. Based on the events in the Gospels, each station is accompanied by specific Gospel readings. Each of the prayer responses is taken from a portion of the psalms. Father Champlin includes new stations, in addition to some of the traditional ones.
Publishers Description Father Joseph Champlin adapts the Stations from the ones used by Pope John Paul II at the Roman Colosseum on Good Friday 1991. There are 15 stations, including the Resurrection. Based on the events in the Gospels, each station is accompanied by specific Gospel readings. Each of the prayer responses is taken from a portion of the psalms. Father Champlin includes new stations, in addition to some of the traditional ones.
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Studio: Liguori Publications
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.3" Width: 5.05" Height: 0.18" Weight: 0.11 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2000
Publisher Liguori Publications
ISBN 0892436794 ISBN13 9780892436798
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More About Joseph Champlin & Grady Gunter
Father Joseph Champlin (1930-2008) was a prolific author, world traveler, lecturer, and passionate theologian. Ordained in 1956, Father Champlin was the pastor at several churches; at the time of his death, he was the sacramental priest at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Warners, New York. Over the years he touched thousands of lives, writing fifty books, traveling more than two million miles around the world, and founding the Guardian Angel Society, a nonprofit organization that helps needy children with their educational needs. In 1972 he served as associate director in the Secretariat for the Liturgy of what was then called the National Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington, DC, and he spent a year at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, Italy. Father Champlin devoted his life to caring for people and showing the compassion and forgiveness that Christ's love and God's grace provides. We are thankful that Father Champlin's magnificent work and dedication to Christ's teachings live on through his wonderful books.
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Modern stations with a traditional feel - excellent Aug 27, 2000
The Stations of the Cross with Pope John Paul II is a version that uses the modern Biblical stations with a 15th station, the resurrection. My personal bias is that the 15th station in inappropriate during Lent, that the resurrection should not be celebrated until the Triduum Easter vigil.
This version in terms of gesture and music is one of the more traditional versions. It assumes a communal celebration with Leader, Reader and "All". Each station begins with a short responsory and genuflection, the reader proclaims a scriptural passage related to the station, all kneel and the leader reads a short meditation applying the suffering of Christ at the station to our lives, the people respond with a short psalm excerpt, all stand and sing a verse of the Stabat Mater. Each station is accompanied by a line drawing.
Scriptural Based Way of The Cross Apr 6, 2000
Fr. Champlin has taken an innovation by Pope John Paul II and made it accessible to the devotion of those who walk the Way of The Cross in Lent. Basing each Station of The Cross on the passage from Scripture that covers the entire Passion and not just beginning at the condemnation and ending at the entombment this work takes on the character of "Lectio Divina". We are called to enter into the Scriptural passage and meditate on its implications for us.