Your “Way of the Cross” – Info and Music Selection
The PowerPoint presentation accompanies this attachment, as does another ‘Word’
document containing the text (that ‘Jesus’ speaks).
All of the text and photos within the presentation are all on manual – meaning that you
must click to bring up the next slide, text or picture. Within the ‘notes’ section, I have
marked with an asterisk, like this (*), at each line when you should click to bring up an
image or picture.
You will need to click to go to the next slide, and also to drop down the titles of the
slides, for example, XII – Jesus Dies, will come from the top when you click. I suggest
you click to drop the title as soon as the next song comes on – i.e., as soon as the music
changes. Practice the timing a few times with the music – you’ll be able to get a sense
according to what fits, along with the time suggestions below.
As soon as your ‘Jesus’ finishes speaking, click to bring up the reflective text for the
people to read. Leave it there for a few seconds, depending on what song is next (see
Depending on the lighting in the room, you might have to change the background or the
font colors on certain slides because it may be too dark (as it was for us), or too light in
the room. Please ensure you can do a run through with your lighting before starting the
show! It is best to have one person doing the music, and one person running the slide
show, and practice a few times together!
If you have any questions please e-mail me at: email@example.com and I’ll be happy to
The Passion of the Christ Soundtrack
The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring Soundtrack
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Soundtrack
John Williams Greatest Hits 1969-1999 (or the Born on the 4th of July Soundtrack)
PPT Slide CD Title, Song Notes
Title Slide None Although, I did think of having Gladiator song #4 (Earth)
playing as everyone entered the Chapel, and just fade it
out before starting the Introduction slide. In our venue,
the candles created a mood of silence and solemnity, so I
chose to simply have the slideshow on the first slide as
you all walked into the Chapel. If the music alternative
works for your venue, it’s a good song to play.
Intro Gladiator Soundtrack Depending on how fast your ‘Jesus’ is talking, you can
Song #8 fade it slowly at 1:05, but make sure you fade out before
Up to 1:19 1:19 because the song ends pretty abruptly at 1:22.
Station I The Passion of the Christ You can wait until 1:17 or later if you need more time
Soundtrack talking, but there is a drum beat that matches the last line
Song #7 well – it’s a matter of timing it with your ‘Jesus’.
Up to 0:53
Station II The Passion of the Christ Depending on the speed of the reading, could fade after
Soundtrack 0:48, or slow fade starting at 1:09
Up to 1:12
Station III The Passion of the Christ This must be coordinated properly with the person
Soundtrack working the slide show. They will have to keep the
Song #14 previous slide on a bit longer before switching it – just so
**START at 1:12 and you have time to forward the song to 1:12.
END at 2:15
Station IV Lord of the Rings: The Again, coordinate to keep the previous slide on a bit
Fellowship of the Ring longer for you to forward to 4:40. The timing (up to
Song #13 5:50) will carry you to the end of the song.
**START at 4:40 and
END at 5:50
Station V Lord of the Rings: The Fade out around 1:15 to be stopped at 1:22.
Return of the King
Up to 1:22
Station VI Lord of the Rings: The Fade out (when Jesus is finished talking, let it go for a bit
Fellowship of the Ring and then fade – we faded at 1:04). The music changes
Song #8 pretty drastically at approximately 1:36, so just make
Up to 1:28 sure you fade before then.
Station VII John Williams Greatest This must be faded just before 0:44 (but not after!)
Hits (Disc 2) because the music changes abruptly.
Up to 0:44
(This song is the Born on
the 4th of July Theme song,
so you could find it on that
soundtrack as well)
Station VIII The Passion of the Christ Slowly start to fade at about 0:58. If you need more
Soundtrack time, you can go until 1:25 or beyond.
Up to 1:04
Station VIX The Passion of the Christ Again, start to fade at around 1:00.
Up to 1:05
Station X The Lord of the Rings: Be sure to start fading at around 1:16 or so, because there
The Return of the King is a major change in the music at 1:24.
Up to 1:24
Station XI The Passion of the Christ Slow fade beginning at around 0:50 or 0:55.
Up to 1:00
Station XII Gladiator Soundtrack Since this is when Jesus dies, I left the song play to add
Song #5 momentum and encourage reflection.
Station XIII & The Lord of the Rings: The This song changes quickly (to the Lord of the Rings
XVI Fellowship of the Ring Theme song) – so you must be faded out before reaching
Song #15 0:50.
Up to 0:50
Conclusion The Passion of the Christ ‘Jesus’ should finish talking just before 0:57, because
Soundtrack there is a drum beat that leads up to a music change. At
Song #15 exactly 1:00, the slide should change to the Scripture
Entire song. passage slide (Luke 9:23). After about 45 seconds, you
can put the slide back to the Title slide, so people will
know it is finished, but leave the song play out, so they
are able to reflect on what they’ve just seen.