Magnificent WYD 2002 Way of the Cross Available on Video and DVD

Wednesday, April 02 2003

Way of the Cross(CCCB – Ottawa) – The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, in collaboration with the National Office of World Youth Day 2002 and Novalis, has made available on video and DVD the complete Way of the Cross that took place on University Avenue in Toronto, Friday evening, July 26, 2002. This historic presentation involved an audience of over 500,000 people on the streets of Toronto, plus a television audience of more than one billion people in over 160 countries.

Simply entitled “Way of the Cross”, the 172-minute production (on two video cassettes or one DVD) is accompanied by a 64-page booklet with the complete script of the Way of the Cross as well as an introduction to this Catholic devotion known also as the “Stations of the Cross”.

The World Youth Day 2002 Way of the Cross has been hailed as a “magnificent” and “stunning” presentation throughout the world. Pope John Paul II wrote the text of the Stations for the Great Jubilee in 2000, which was then adapted for the Toronto presentation in 2002.

This is the second World Youth Day production to be released by CBC. The first, a commemorative video/DVD this past fall, was a 93-minute production entitled “World Youth Day with the Pope in Canada”. Part of the proceeds from all the sales goes to World Youth Day 2002.

“Home versions” of either of the two CBC videos / DVDs can now be ordered: the “Way of the Cross” (Cdn $29.95 + GST, PST and shipping), as well as “World Youth Day with the Pope in Canada” (Cdn $19.95 + GST, PST and shipping).

Churches, parishes and libraries planning to screen either production for group use must, by copyright law, purchase the “public performance” version. The “public performance” version of “Way of the Cross“ sells for $99.00 + GST, PST and shipping.

Either video/DVD can be ordered: