For example, the religious complex of santo stefano in bologna, italy, replicated the church of the holy sepulchre and other religious sites, including mount of olives and valley of josaphat after the siege of 1187, jerusalem fell to the. The stations of the cross are also know as way of sorrows or simply the way. For this purpose, one visits a certain number of stations fourteen since the six teenth century, stopping before each and meditating on the. The stations of the cross depict 14 events in the passion of jesus christ, beginning with jesus being condemned to death and ending with his body being laid in a tomb. While each of the 14 medals is slightly different in size and shape to match the individual station. He has already experienced profound solidarity with so many on this earth, by being beaten and tortured. New way of the cross category new way of the cross opening and final prayer 1st station. The stations of the cross are a 14step catholic devotion that commemorates jesus christs last day on earth as a man.
By passing on to new generations the sign of the cross, may we be authentic witnesses to the redemption. The stations of the cross for our times have been devised by the faith development services team at the request of the vicars forane of the diocese. The stations of the cross are usually observed during lent, especially on lenten fridays and most importantly on good friday. Commonly, a series of 14 images will be arranged in numbered order along a path.
Ii introduced a new form of devotion, called the scriptural way of the cross, on good friday 1991. This free instant download is a perfect stations of the cross list to give to children or those learning more about the stations of the cross any time of year. See more ideas about stations of the cross, way of the. Often understood as the image of christ burdened isa sa atin by the weight of the cross, the black nazarene is also the after a fall. Instead, on this day, most catholic churches say the stations of the cross these are normally found an pictures around the inside walls of all churches. Catholic for life, catholic prayers, stations of the cross, way of the cross. These beautifully detailed medals are all made in italy and silver oxidized.
Stations of the cross for our times ossory diocese. The depictions which we have used in this version of the stations are retablos. During history, the way of the cross 14 stations via dolorosa have been changed several times, in the 8 th century the starting point was the garden of gethsemane, at the 14 th century the beginning was the church of the holy sepulchre and today the starting point as the lions gate in the muslim quarter, but its possible to state that the. The stations of the cross or the way of the cross, also known as the way of sorrows or the via. An ignatian journey through the stations of the cross. Though the way of the cross is designed primarily as a good friday devotional exercise, an alternate or protestant form of the stations of the cross includes the.
Specific prayers are recited, then the individual moves to the next station until all 14 are complete. The stations of the cross originated in pilgrimage to jerusalem and a desire to reproduce the via dolorosa. Inasmuch as the way of the cross, made in this way, constitutes a miniature pilgrimage to the holy places at jerusalem, the origin of the devotion may be traced to the holy land. Today is good friday, the day traditionally set aside in the year to remember the death of jesus on the cross. This article is by gary jansen, author of station to station. The stations of the cross began many years ago when pilgrims. The history section on the page we both linked to states, the number of stations varied between seven and thirty. Thirteenth station jesus is taken down from the cross 14. On good friday, 1991, pope john paul ii introduced an alternative way to pray the stations of the cross. The new way of the cross awit at papuri communications.
The traditional 14 stations of the cross or way of the cross. The early christian version of the nativity shows the virgin seated. The scriptural version was not intended to invalidate the traditional version. For the fourth year in a row, the filipino community gathered at st. Stations of the cross printable booklet digital download. So many times i have sinned, but i repent sincerely because i love you. The via dolorosa at jerusalem though not called by that name before the sixteenth century was reverently marked out from the earliest times and has been the goal of. Good friday is one of only two days in the year that roman catholics do not have mass. Stations of the cross, a series of 14 pictures or carvings portraying events. Station 1 station 2 station 3 station 4 station 5 station 6 station 7 station 8 station 9 station 10 station 11 station 12 station station 14. Pilate brought jesus outside and said to the people, what shall i do, then, with the one you call the king of the jews. Jesus went out and made his way, as was his custom, to the mount of olives. It can be used on its own, or with erected stations, and alone or in a group.
Francis xavier church for the way of the cross this past friday, march 17th. O most merciful jesus, with a contrite heart and penitent spirit, i bow down in profound humility before thy divine majesty. The stations of the cross are a 14step catholic devotion that commemorates. Rather it was meant to add nuance to an understanding of the passion. First on this page is a reprint of a printable stations of the cross booklet according to the method of st.
The stations are commonly used as a mini pilgrimage as the individual moves from station to station. Praying with the stations of the crosswith free station. Station of the cross prayer alog version by makarim february, 2020 stations of the cross my catholic life how to pray the stations of cross pray the stations of cross tune into face live for the pray the stations of cross. In this video were going to learn about and pray the 14 stations of the cross. We offer these stations as a resource for use by parishes during the season of lent or on good friday. The devotion consists of meditating on 14 events which form the 14 stations of the cross. The 14 devotions, or stations, focus on specific events of his last day, beginning with his condemnation.
It includes beautiful black and white line art depicting the events of the passion. Station of the cross way of the cross this devotion arose in jerusalem during the middle ages when pilgrims retraced the steps of the via dolorosa, the distance from the praetorium, where jesus was condemned, to calvary, where he was cruci. Short version way of the cross linkedin slideshare. The scriptural way of the cross or scriptural stations of the cross is a modern version of the ancient christian, especially catholic, devotion called the stations of the cross. The new way of the cross is a podcast featuring the 14 stations of the cross with readings from the sacred scripture and meditative prayers for each station. The pious practice of praying the stations of the cross originated in medieval europe when pilgrims were unable to visit the holy land, so instead visited these holy places. Since, however, of the 14 traditional stations, only 8 have clear scriptural foundation, pope st. Foregoing some of the traditional scenes that are not found in the bible e. The stations of the cross english and filipino by awit at papuri communications addeddate. Way of the cross cross of christ, mystery of love the black nazarene remains to be the most common face of christ in our streets. The reason this should be ignored is because it changes the very purpose of the lenten way of the cross devotion, which is to focus on his passion, it is not traditional, and it is an appeasement to protestants who has destroyed the liturgy. Click to share on twitter opens in new window click to share on facebook opens in new window tags. Stations of the cross for our times about these stations.
The stations of cross or way of the cross is a series of 14 artistic images that depict the passion of the christ and his crucifixion. A simple and useful lenten printable resources featuring the 14 stations of the cross. Now he is wrongfully condemned to punishment by death. This is our brand new version of ds1400 stations of the cross devotional medal parts set. It is one of the most popular devotions for roman catholics. This version was inaugurated on good friday 1991 by pope john paul ii. Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world. Stations of the cross jesus is condemned to death click on every slide to get to the next. The stations of the cross are a 14 step catholic devotion that commemorates jesus christs last day on earth as a man. Stations of the cross featuring paintings of christs passion by french painter james jacques tissot 18361902. We adore you, o christ, and we praise you, because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.
The stations were spoken in tagalog, a major language of the philippines. Station of the cross way of the cross this devotion arose in jerusalem during the middle ages when pilgrims retraced the steps of the via dolorosa, the distance from the pra. Reflections on the stations of the cross lent, 2012. It has the preparatory prayer and both the latin and the english stabat mater with the prayer before a crucifix in the back a wonderful audio stations of the cross a priest reads the same words as are in the booklet and as are on with the coloring. Anglican churches have always limited the devotion to the biblical stations and the late pope john paul ii created a new set of 14 entirely biblical stations which begin in the garden of gethsemane and end with the resurrection. Holy week or semana santa is one of the most celebrated traditions of filipino catholics. Stations of the cross franciscan friars of the atonement. Afterwards the group met in reidy hall for a potluck gathering. Mar 1, 2015 lent is here and why not start this lenten season with stations of the cross kurishinte vazhi.261 286 1405 44 904 576 1091 1511 387 675 340 384 189 1389 79 1046 1542 475 916 470 112 1072 56 990 1544 1252 1069 330 662 692 419 449 103 349 138 1387 755 882 1040 490 173 1345 1257 1233 826