Crown of Thorns: Stations of the Cross


Crown of Thorns: Stations of the Cross

We were lucky enough to be his friends…


Every year during Lent and Holy Week, the FireCloud team is out on the road visiting schools and parishes to share the Lent scriptures and the Passion of Jesus Christ.  We want to tell and re-tell this remarkable story during Lent so that we all might hear it with new ears and a new heart. 


The following is a recording of our reflective Stations of the Cross called ‘Crown of Thorns’.  We wrote this in 2020, as a new devotional experience for high-schools and shared it for Lent each year during the pandemic.  It has a storytelling format with narration and music to help prepare your heart during Holy week. It’s the kind of thing you could listen to alone or as a household group or family, as an imaginative way to connect with the way of the cross. 


We offer this recording to be used in any way that’s helpful. You could create a comfortable, prayerful environment and light a candle. Or maybe you’d like to use a journal to reflect and pray as you go.  If this imaginative version of the Stations of the Cross creates a prayerful space where you and your loved ones can draw closer to Jesus in some small way during Holy week, we would be really glad. 

To listen to the audio recording of Crown of Thorns  just click on the red arrowhead or the orange button in the Soundcloud box above.

A few notes

This is an original script for FireCloud © 2020 adapted to be used online in 2021.


Guitar, vocals and recording by Mairi Therese Deighan. Written, directed and narrated by Suzanne Bunniss. Recording, editing and production by Ian Green.

Given lockdown restrictions across the UK this was not a proper ‘studio’ recording but something we’ve recorded across 400 miles; forgive us any hitches or glitches in the sound.

The musical rights belong to these incredible writers, singers and musicians: 


    • Be Not Afraid by Bob Dufford
    • Stand by Me by Ben E. King
    • Hold Back the River by James Bay
    • Hungry (Falling on my Knees) by Kathryn Scott
    • Healing is in Your Hands by Christy Nockels
    • See you Again by Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth 

Want more of this?

If you like the sound of this, FireCloud creates faith formation and learning experiences for schools and parishes throughout the year.  Drop us a line to find out more 


Help us do more

We offer this recording in the context of COVID19, hoping it might inspire prayer. Perhaps you would say one for us too!

If you’d like to donate to FireCloud to help us financially at this time, then we’d appreciate it greatly. You can donate right here.

Thank you!








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