The Way of the Cross: A Passion Pilgrimage Through Song – A Broadcast from Jerusalem: A Passion Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 12:30 pm EST

TODAY FROM JERUSALEM: We conclude our journey with the series The Way of the Cross: A Passion Pilgrimage Through Song and we invite you to join a pilgrimage to the Holy Land alongside the Notre Dame Folk Choir and ThinkND. The Folk Choir is currently on pilgrimage in Jerusalem and after a couple of days in Galilee and at Notre Dame’s Global Gateway at Tantur, they have just begun recording The Passion.

As the choir makes a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, where they’ll walk in Jesus’s steps through the Passion and record this new work at the Jerusalem Music Center, we share highlights of their visits to the sacred sites of the Passion. We hear from several of our students about how this trip has impacted their lives of faith and see some of the places they have traveled in the Holy Land so far. Up to now, they have traveled through Tiberius, Capernaum, and Magdala, where they took a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee and saw the hometown of Peter and many of the sites of Jesus’s miracles. On Thursday, they had the chance to hike up Mt. Tabor, where Jesus was transfigured in front of Peter, James, and John. On Friday, they spent the day as pilgrims through the Old City of Jerusalem, visiting the Garden of Gethsemane, the Mount of Olives, and the site where Jesus was crucified and buried. On Sunday, they started recording at the Jerusalem Music Center, joined by a world-class producer/engineer team in Joe Henry and Ryan Freeland for their recording sessions.

Led by Grammy® Award winner and director of the Notre Dame Folk Choir Dr. J.J. Wright MSM ’14, DMA ’17 and featuring both student and professional collaborators, The Way of the Cross: A Passion Pilgrimage Through Song offers an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at The Passion, a new artistic production combining Scripture with original poetry and set to original music.

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