stations of the cross

Originally started by beloved Saint Francis of Assisi, Stations of the Cross is a way to honor and depict the passion of Jesus on Good Friday --- the Via Dolorosa or Way of Sorrows in Jerusalem is believed to be the actual path that Jesus carried His cross, and where the events depicted occurred along the way. Learn about them.

Stations of the Cross hang on the walls of Catholic and Episcopal/Anglican churches and other faiths such as Lutheran. Stations have been said for centuries all over the world, usually said on Fridays during the 40 days of Lent leading up to Good Friday.

STATION I: Jesus is condemned to death on the cross.

STATION II: Jesus takes up HIs cross.

STATION III: Jesus falls the first time.

STATION IV: Jesus meets His Mother.

STATION V: Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus carry the cross.

STATION VI: Veronica wipes Jesus' face, leaving the image of His face on her veil.

STATION VII: Jesus falls the second time.

STATION VIII: Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem, telling them not to weep for Him but for themselves, their children and Israel.

STATION IX: Jesus falls the third time.

STATION X: Jesus is stripped of HIs clothing.

STATION XI: Jesus is nailed to the cross.

STATION XII: Jesus dies on the cross with His Mother, John the Apostle and Mary Magdalene with Him.

STATION XIII: Jesus is taken down from the cross and placed into His Mother's arms.

STATION XIV: Jesus is laid in the tomb by Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus.

We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you,
because by your Cross you have redeemed the world.

The above sung in LATIN (Taize Chant):
Adoramus te Christe, benedicimus tibi,
quia per crucem tuam redemisti mundum

14 Stations of the Cross
16 X 16 each
acrylic on canvas


A PERSONAL NOTE: I've been attending Stations of the Cross services since
I was a child. For many years I wanted to paint them --- I even started a time or two. I finally took the time to actually complete them --- I am most grateful.



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