The Stations of the Cross is a devotion following the events leading to Jesus’ crucifixion. Prayers accompanying it allow time to reflect on the mystery of his death. Originally the Stations of the Cross was an actual physical journey in and around Jerusalem. Later the series was symbolized in outdoor shrines, and today many parishes display artistic representations in their sanctuaries. The Stations of the Cross may be done at any time, but is commonly a part of Lenten spiritual practice, specifically on Good Friday.
Busted Halo has created a series of virtual stations designed for personal devotion. These stations relate to Jesus’ teachings about the Kingdom of God and the reason his vision of this Kingdom led to his death. Find a quiet place to watch these stations, and as you do the devotions be open to how God is speaking to you through the Stations of the Cross.
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Station One: Jesus Is Condemned to Death
Station Two: Jesus Carries His Cross
Station Three: Jesus Falls for the First Time
Station Four: Jesus Meets His Mother
Station Five: Simon Helps Jesus Carry His Cross
Station Six: Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus
Station Seven: Jesus Falls for the Second Time
Station Eight: Jesus Meets the Women of Jerusalem
Station Nine: Jesus Falls for the Third Time
Station Ten: Jesus Is Stripped of His Clothes
Station Eleven: Jesus Is Nailed to the Cross
Station Twelve: Jesus Dies on the Cross
Station Thirteen: Jesus Is Taken Down from the Cross
Station Fourteen: Jesus Is Placed in the Tomb
Credits: Images of the Stations of the Cross from the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center in Washington, D.C., were created by Pittsburgh artist Virgil Cantini and courtesy of Catholic News Service and photographer Bob Roller. All music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com).
(Originally published March 22, 2019)