Category Archives: Stations of the Cross

Just when you thought it was over…

Part Eight of an eight-part series of reflections on Lent, Holy Week, and Easter As you have hopefully been able to see over these last several weeks, these days in Holy Week are filled to overflowing with activity, meaning, drama, … Continue reading

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Good Friday

  Today, we remember the day Jesus died. We walk through the Stations of the Cross and hear the story of this dark day. We will remember, “The people who walk in darkness will see a great light.” Isaiah 9:2 … Continue reading

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The Fourteenth Station: Jesus is Laid in the Tomb

John 19:39-42 Nicodemus, the one who had first come to him at night, also came bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes weighing about one hundred pounds. They took the body of Jesus and bound it with burial cloths along … Continue reading

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The Thirteenth Station: Jesus is Taken Down from the Cross

John 19: 32-34, 38 So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first and then of the other one who was crucified with Jesus. But when they came to Jesus and saw that he was already dead, they … Continue reading

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The Twelfth Station: Jesus Dies on the Cross

Luke 23: 44-46 It was now about noon and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon because of an eclipse of the sun. Then the veil of the temple was torn down the middle. Jesus cried out … Continue reading

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The Eleventh Station: Jesus is Nailed to the Cross

As Jesus hangs from the cross, He has every reason to call down punishment and judgment on the people who placed Him there and on the people who come by to look and jeer at Him. He has the power … Continue reading

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The Tenth Station: Jesus is Stripped of His Clothes

  They also took his tunic, but the tunic was seamless, woven in one piece from the top down. So they said to one another, “Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it to see whose it will … Continue reading

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The Ninth Station: Jesus Falls a Third Time

  Psalm 37:23-24 The valiant one whose steps are guided by the LORD, who will delight in his way, May stumble, but he will never fall,  for the LORD holds his hand. When Jesus falls this third time, He can … Continue reading

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The Eighth Station: Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem

In this station, Jesus has fallen twice, hardly has the strength to go on, and yet He ministers to the women who mourn for Him as He goes to a brutal death. It is amazing that He is able to … Continue reading

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The Seventh Station: Jesus falls the Second Time

Jesus falls again. He is weak, and even with help, he cannot continue and falls under the weight of the cross. Being 2,000 years from the story, it is easy to make it just that – a story. Even more, … Continue reading

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