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Local churches reenacting Christ’s crucifixion walk for 5th annual Cross Walk

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For the fifth annual Cross Walk, members of local churches will reenact Christ's crucifixion walk. The Cross Walk begins at The Vail Church in Eagle-Vail at 9 a.m. Saturday, and heads west to Vail Christian High School.
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If You Go

What: 5th annual Cross Walk. Local churches reenact Via Dolorosa, the path that Jesus walked

When: 9 a.m. Saturday

Where: It starts at The Vail Church, 39209 Highway 6, Eagle-Vail, and ends at Vail Christian High School.

Information: Call Pastor Dan Matney at 970-390-0731

EAGLE-VAIL — Several local churches, as part of their Easter celebration, will re-enact the Via Dolorosa, the path Jesus walked, carrying his cross on his way to his crucifixion.

Local church members, playing the roles of Jesus, Roman soldiers, the Daughters of Jerusalem and the large crowd that followed the cross, will make the eight-mile walk in about three hours. They’ll head west along U.S. Highway 6 from The Vail Church in Eagle-Vail, to Vail Christian High School in Edwards, across from St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church in Edwards.

The walk is a reminder of what the Holy Week of Easter is about, the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus, said Pastor Dan Matney.

Transportation tips

People are welcome to participate in all or some of the Walk, Matney said.

Park at The Vail Church or if you join the Walk after 10:30 a.m., then park at Vail Christian High School and call 970-390-0731 for a ride from your car to where the group is walking.

Shuttle vans will be picking people up, taking them to the crowd, taking people back to their cars, to the bathrooms or to give people a break if they just want to ride and rest.

Several rest stops are planned along the route:

• Near the Bear Lot, at the intersection of Highway 6 and West Beaver Creek Blvd.

• At the west end of Arrowhead just beyond Miller Ranch Road.

• Near the vicinity of the Stop N Save at the intersection of U.S. Highway 6, the Edwards Access Road and Edwards Village Boulevard in Edwards.

From there, the walk will proceed to the parking lot of Gracious Savior Lutheran Church at 33520 U.S. Highway 6, arriving at approximately 11:45 a.m.

There, the group will re-enact Luke 23:27-28, where the Daughters of Jerusalem mourn for Jesus and according to tradition, Veronica washes Jesus’ face.

Then the walk will continues to Vail Christian High School, where it will end.

Vans will be available to take people back to their cars.

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