What are the Stations of The Cross?


 

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Use our visual guide to learn the sequence of prayers and responses. You will find out where to begin and end as well as how to announce the stations to be prayed.

Look no further to learn about the this beautiful catholic devotion. A free online Catholic resource which you can refer to time and time again to learn about this beautiful catholic meditation. A truly inspirational catholic prayer which can be recited alone in silence or aloud as part of a group, family or congregation.

What are the Stations of The Cross?

What are the Stations of The Cross? - List of Stations.......

A wonderful prayer to teach your children. Watch our useful videos about the different prayers that make up this inspirational devotion, complete with beautiful music and pictures.

They are an ideal resource for teaching your own children or perhaps using as part of catechism classes in preparation for Holy Eucharist or First Holy Communion and particularly during the important season of lent.

List of Stations

 

  • First Station
    Jesus is condemned to death
    (Mark 15: 1-15, Matthew 27:23-31)
  • Station Two
    Jesus takes up the Cross
    (John 19:13-17, John 19: 5)
  • Station Three
    Jesus falls for the first time
    (Isaiah 53: 4-7, Matthew 11:28-30)
  • Station Four
    Jesus meets his Mother
    (John 19: 25-27)
  • Station Five
    Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus carry his Cross
    (Mark 15: 21)
  • Station Six
    Veronica wipes the face of Jesus
    (John 14: 9, Matthew 25:40)
  • Station Seven
    Jesus falls the second time (Hebrews 4:15, Isaiah 63: 9)
  • Station Eight
    Jesus consoles the women of Jerusalem
    (Luke 23: 27-31)
  • Station Nine
    Jesus falls the third time
    (Luke 22: 28-32)
  • Station Ten
    Jesus is stripped of his garments
    (John 19: 23-24)
  • Station Eleven
    Jesus is nailed to the Cross (Luke 23: 33-43)
  • Station Twelve
    Jesus dies on the Cross
    (John 19: 28-37, Matthew 27: 50)
  • Station Thirteen
    Jesus is taken down from the Cross
    (John 19: 38-40)
  • Station Fourteen
    Jesus is laid in the Tomb
    (Mark 15: 46-47)


Way of The Cross - Bible Verses

The text for all the Bible Verses has been included as well as the gospel and chapter they are taken from. Read our easy to follow step by step guide for more information.


When to Pray the Way of the Cross

Find out when the stations should be prayed as well as how to pray the stations. The text to all the prayers has been included as well as a step by step guide to praying this beautiful catholic devotion. Teach your children the importance of the stations depicting Jesus and the events that occurred along his final journey on earth. Use the videos as a teaching aid, lots of images have been included for all fourteen stations.

 

Stations of The Cross - Prayers

This section contains information on all the individual Stations of The Cross that make up this inspirational catholic devotion. The text to all the prayers has been included as well as the words to the Stabat Mater prayer. Also referred to as 'The Cross' prayer or 'At the cross her station keeping' hymn, a verse is often sung between stations. We have included the English and Latin text to this important prayer as well as a video complete with beautiful images and traditional background music. Videos are a great way to teach children or those new to the Catholic faith this important Catholic devotion.

 

 

We hope that you gain spiritual inspiration from the information provided on praying the stations of the cross.  A free Catholic resource for information on the way of the cross. Print the list of stations for reference or use the information to compile your own step by step guide to praying the stations.


What are the Stations of The Cross?

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