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The Stations of the Cross are a 14-step Catholic devotion that commemorates Jesus Christ's last day on Earth as a man. The 14 devotions, or stations, focus on specific events of His last day, beginning with His condemnation. The stations are commonly used as a mini pilgrimage as the individual moves from station to station. At each station, the individual recalls and meditates on a specific event from Christ's last day. Specific prayers are recited, then the individual moves to the next station until all 14 are complete.

The Stations of the Cross are commonly found in churches as a series of 14 small icons or images. They can also appear in church yards arranged along paths. The stations are most commonly prayed during Lent on Wednesdays and Fridays, and especially on Good Friday, the day of the year upon which the events actually occurred

The Stations of the cross are below. Should you wish to spend more time meditating between stations there is also the option to watch individual stations separately.

 

Act of Contrition

Stations of the Cross (All Stations)

Introduction

First Station: Jesus is condemned to death

Second Station: Jesus carries His cross

Third Station: Jesus falls the first time

Fourth Station: Jesus meets His Mother

Fifth Station: Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus to carry his cross

Sixth Station: Veronica wipes the face of Jesus

Seventh Station: Jesus falls the second time

Eighth Station: Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem

Ninth Station: Jesus falls a third time

Tenth Station: Jesus' clothes are taken away

Eleventh Station: Jesus is nailed to the cross

Twelfth Station: Jesus dies on the cross

Thirteenth Station: The body of Jesus is taken down from the cross

Fourteenth Station: Jesus is laid in the tomb

Act of Contrition

 

Stations of the Cross

 

Individual Stations

Introduction

 
 

First Station: Jesus is condemned to death

Second Station: Jesus carries His cross

 

Third Station: Jesus falls the first time

 

Fourth Station: Jesus meets His Mother

 

Fifth Station: Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus to carry his cross

 

Sixth Station: Veronica wipes the face of Jesus

 

Seventh Station: Jesus falls the second time

 

Eighth Station: Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem

 

Ninth Station: Jesus falls a third time

 

Tenth Station: Jesus' clothes are taken away

 

Eleventh Station: Jesus is nailed to the cross

 

Twelfth Station: Jesus dies on the cross

 

Thirteenth Station: The body of Jesus is taken down from the cross

 

Fourteenth Station: Jesus is laid in the tomb

Resource from Catholic Online