Stations of the Cross

The 14 Stations of the Cross were added to the main worship space in April 1996. They were designed and crafted by Robert Lipnick of Davenport, Iowa. Ordinarily, Lipnick’s pieces are used in Jewish ceremonial traditions. These stations were crafted of wood and ceramic and, according to the artist, “echo the design of the chapel.” The Jesus of these stations is deliberately portrayed from the perspective of his “Jewish-ness.” A recurring motif throughout is the “tallit” or prayer shawl. The stations seek to give expression to Mr. Lipnick’s conviction that our life’s purpose is discovered through “tikun olam,” that is, healing the world. Much of his inspiration was drawn from studying Teresa of Calcutta. The stations were a gift of Richard and Barbara Fisher.