River’s Lament – a Palm Sunday Ritual Walk with the Waters of the Willamette
Where: University of Portland (meet at the Pilot House, full directions below)
When: 2pm – 5pm
RSVP by: Friday, March 18th
Special Notes: We will be taking an easy walk approximately 1 mile around the edge of campus
Dress for the weather!Wear walking/hiking shoes
Join EcoFaith Recovery this coming Palm Sunday, March 20 as we begin Holy Week with The River’s Lament – a ritual walk telling the “crucifixion” story of the Willamette River. During Holy Week, we open our selves to the story of Crucifixion. In the River’s Lament, we open ourselves to the crucifixion of the planet through the story of the Willamette River.
At seven stations along the perimeter of the University of Portland campus, leaders will tell the story of the Willamette River, as if the river were telling the story herself.
“I have many parents over 350 that have names, and countless others that are unnamed. All these waters make me who I am. These are some you may know: the Columbia slough, Johnson Creek, Tryon Creek, the Clackamas River
The story of the Willamette River is a rich and beautiful story. It is also a painful story. A story of abuse. A story of devastation. A story of crucifixion.
Please join us for our Palm Sunday walk. We will be taking an easy walk approximately 1 mile around the edge of campus, so dress for the weather and wear walking/hiking shoes. We will gather at the front doors of the PILOT HOUSE for introductions and an introduction to the ritual.
If you will be joining us, RSVP so we will know who to be looking for.
More about the River’s Lament:
This video made by EcoFaith Intern Elizabeth Herzfeldt-Kamprath tells the story of the River’s Lament.
How to find Pilot House at the University of Portland:
Public Transportation: Take your favorite max or bus to the Rose Quarter Transit Center.
Go to bus stop ID 11814, Look for Bus #35 “to University of Portland” in the northbound area
The bus has stops at Portsmouth and Willamette and Portsmouth and Strong. Willamette is slightly closer.
Take Rosa Parks Blvd. Exit and turn WEST
Follow Rosa Parks until it ends and turns north to become Willamette Blvd.
Follow Willamette Blvd. Until it turns north and you reach the University of Portland
Go to the main entrance and turn LEFT.
The first building you come to is called the Pilot House. Park in any available parking space. There is the main parking lot to the right just before you come to the Pilot House. You do not need parking passes on Sundays.
We will gather at the Pilot House.