Fifth grade students at St. Nicholas Academy (Cincinnati, Ohio) pantomimed the Stations of the Cross for a prayer service in the church for the entire school. Students learned the story of the passion by reenacting the scenes read by narrators.
The Passion and Death of Jesus came alive for the actors as well as the congregation.

Is this really an appropriate way to teach children the story of Our Lord’s passion?  It was held in a “church” and was considered a “prayer service” so this seems to me to be liturgical.  Would this be an example of liturgical abuse?

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