Stations of the Cross


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(Roman Catholic Church) a devotion consisting of fourteen prayers said before a series of fourteen pictures or carvings representing successive incidents during Jesus' passage from Pilate's house to his crucifixion at Calvary

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The Stations of the Cross, also known as the "Way of the Cross'' or "Via Dolorosa,'' commemorate the Passion of Christ from the Garden of Gethsemane to the Crucifixion and the laying of Jesus' body in the tomb.
Meanwhile, a morning prayer session is scheduled to be held at 8am tomorrow followed by Holy Communion and Stations of the Cross service at 6.
Looking at Stations of the Cross (2) we have good reason to suppose that they belong, in a wider spatial and temporal context, to the same sphere of thought as John Pawson's reinterpretation of the tradition of (foremost) Donald Judd and of Le Corbusier in architecture.
The cleric said: "It is a bit like a Coronation Street-style soap opera when the churches do the stations of the cross.
In a similar way, reciting the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, and the Tre Ore devotions, which often include meditations on the seven last words of Christ--while in no way required by the Missal--are good liturgical customs that amplify the meaning of this important time in the Church's liturgical year.
Offered are "Novenas for My Child"; "A Rosary for My Child"; and Stations of the Cross for My Child".
MEL Gibson's crucifixion movie has come under renewed attack - after the theft of the Stations of the Cross from a New York church.
Images of the Stations of the Cross have helped, for example, illiterate, agrarian societies to participate in the suffering of Jesus without having to read the Latin texts; and European paintings about the crucifixion from the 13th to 16th centuries highlighted the wounded and tortured body of Jesus.
She would light a candle, say the Stations of the Cross and then sit in the candlelight till Mass began.
He remembers carrying the cross at about seven or eight, during the stations of the cross, in the Roman Catholic church in Germany, where he was born.
At times this associative style works brilliantly, as for example in the linking of the rime-royal stanza to cathedral architecture and then to abstract expressionist Barnett Newman's Stations of the Cross (92-118).
While in Jerusalem, he prayed at the Wailing Wall on the day after Rosh Hashana, a mosque to usher in the holy month of Ramadan and at the Stations of the Cross.
As part of the event, 14 shopping trolleys had been turned into coal trucks to represent the area's mining heritage and had been decorated to depict the 14 stations of the cross in a passion play.