Stations of the Cross: introduction and index page

For the fifteen days from today, the fifth Sunday of Lent, to Easter Day, I plan to post one of the Stations of the Cross. The artwork for the stations is from photos I’ve taken of the simple but profound images decorating the cathedral of Sankt Sebastian, Magdeburg. This page will function as a cumulative index, and I will update the links each day.

Stations of the cross

Each station begins with the traditional response:

We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you,
because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.

There is then a short reflection on the theme of the station, and the video concludes with the Taizé chant: Jesus, remember me.

  1. Jesus is condemned to death.
  2. Jesus carries his cross.
  3. Jesus falls the first time.
  4. Jesus meets his mother.
  5. Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus carry the cross.
  6. St Veronica wipes the face of Jesus.
  7. Jesus falls the second time.
  8. Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem.
  9. Jesus falls the third time.
  10. Jesus is stripped of his clothing.
  11. Jesus is nailed to the cross.
  12. Jesus dies on the cross.
  13. Jesus is taken down from the cross.
  14. Jesus is laid in the tomb.
  15. Jesus is raised from the tomb.

It is traditional to conclude each station with three prayers: the Lord’s Prayer, the Hail Mary, and the Gloria Patri. For convenience, the text of those prayers is printed below.

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever. Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace,
the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son:
and to the Holy Spirit;
As it was in the beginning, is now,
and shall be for ever. Amen.

15 thoughts on “Stations of the Cross: introduction and index page

  1. Pingback: Jesus is condemned to death: Stations of the Cross, 1 – Liturgica

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  6. Pingback: St Veronica wipes the face of Jesus: Stations of the Cross 6 – Liturgica

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  9. Pingback: Jesus falls the third time: Stations of the Cross 9 – Liturgica

  10. Pingback: Jesus is stripped of his clothing: Stations of the Cross 10 – Liturgica

  11. Pingback: Jesus is nailed to the cross: Stations of the Cross 11 – Liturgica

  12. Pingback: Jesus dies on the cross: Stations of the Cross 12 – Liturgica

  13. Pingback: Jesus is taken down from the cross: Stations of the Cross 13 – Liturgica

  14. Pingback: Jesus is laid in the tomb: Stations of the Cross 14 – Liturgica

  15. Pingback: Jesus is raised from the tomb: Stations of the Cross 15 – Liturgica

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