STATIONS OF THE CROSS
THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS
The Stations of the Cross are a traditional Catholic
prayer said every Friday during the season of Lent.
The intention of the prayer is to reflect on the Passion of
Christ while preparing to celebrate Easter. Historical
illustrations such as icons or even relief sculptures depicting
the stations of the cross are located along the perimeter of the
interior of the church to provide a muse while praying. Each
station is visited while in prayer.
The Stations of the Cross
Jesus came with his disciples to a country place
called Gethsemane, and he said to them, "Sit down here,
while I go over yonder and pray." Then he took with him
Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and he began to be
saddened and exceedingly troubled. He said to them,
'My soul is sad, even unto death. Wait here and watch with
me." He went forward a little, and falling prostrate he
prayed, saying, "Father, if it is possible, let this cup
pass away from me; yet not as I will but as you will.'' (Mt. 26,
36 to 39) Almighty and eternal Father, accept our prayer of
thanksgiving for your Beloved Son, our Savior and Lord. As we
recall his Sacred Passion send the Spirit of Christ into our hearts,
we beg You, so that whether we pray or work we might do all in
union with Christ our Redeemer. Amen.
At the start of each station:
V. We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you,
R. Because by your holy Cross you have
redeemed the world.
At the end of each station:
Our Father... Hail Mary...
V. Have mercy on us, O Lord
R. Have mercy on us.