“Way of the Cross” Winds through Bangor, Brewer

John Krinjak

Updated 10 months ago

Catholics gathered in Bangor and Brewer to witness an annual tradition this Palm Sunday.

The way of the cross procession made its way from St. Joseph Church in Brewer to St. John Church in Bangor.

The procession included prayers, readings and reenactments of the fourteen stations of the cross, as they’re known in the Catholic faith.

Dozens of community members dressed in historical costumes to portray the Biblical events leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus.

“This is important because our faith is based on the crucifixion of Jesus, so to reenact the stations of the cross helps us grow spiritually and also helps us grow closer together as a community,” said Timonthy Dougherty, deacon at St. Paul the Apostle parish.

“We bring Jesus to the streets, and it’s a way for us to evangelize, a way for people to know Jesus that don’t know Jesus. And so we bring it to the streets for everyone to see,” said Jake Maltz, who was dressed as Jesus.

The procession takes place every year on the Sunday before Easter.

  • Craig in Maine

    What a great event to not only illustrate the importnace of Holy Week, but what Catholics are all about. Does anyone realize what these “actors” and participants endured for 3 hours from a weather standpoint to fulfill a re-enactment of the Passion ?! These people, especially Jake Maltz who portrayed Jesus, truly indicate and personify what Christianity is all about, and the greater city of Bangor should be grateful and take notice. Well done.

  • Andrew Brown

    They got the quotes mixed up. Jake Maltz said the first one and Deacon Tim said the second one.