A meditation on Christ’s Passion held at CANA.A meditation on Christ’s Passion held at CANA.The place where joy and sorrow meet is a place of unknowing. It is the threshold where a paradox unfolds. Yet, it is precisely at this crossroads where people find themselves and renew their friendship with Christ.

On March 20, 21 and 23, a group of vocalists and musicians calling themselves Crossculture presented a meditation on the Passion of Christ titled Where Joy and Sorrow Meet.

The meditation was conducted through a fictive narrative of a “childhood friend” of Jesus, called Josiah (played by Gerald Cheng).

Held at CANA at the Catholic Centre in Waterloo St, the show presented a personal journey of hope during the bleakest of life’s moments. This hope stems from the power of Christ’s cross and freedom that only His resurrection provides.

In the journey undertaken by Josiah, the audience were given an insight to the poignant immensity of a man’s loneliness and emptiness.

Nonetheless, it is in this sacred space that hope flickers and one meets the joy that only Jesus can give.

Ms Chrestella Setiyadi, a member of the audience said, “We wanted to attend this event because we thought it would aid our personal reflections this Lenten season. This [event] allows us to encounter the Stations of the Cross in a new way.”

Crossculture is a group of vocalists and musicians who met at a church musical in 2009. They perform through storytelling, dramatised readings and melodic harmony.

According to CANA, which has received requests for additional shows, Crossculture will perform Where Joy and Sorrow Meet again at the Catholic Centre on April 13 at 8pm.  For more information, call 63384080 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

By Brian Bartholomew Tan

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