Thursday, July 13, 2017

Stations



"Stations of the Cross or the Way of the Cross, also known as Way of Sorrows or Via Crucis, refers to a series of images depicting Jesus Christ on the day of his crucifixion and accompanying prayers. The stations grew out of imitations of Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem which is believed to be the actual path Jesus walked to Mount Calvary. The object of the stations is to help the Christian faithful to make a spiritual pilgrimage through contemplation of the Passion of Christ. It has become one of the most popular devotions and the stations can be found in the churches of many Western Christian denominations, including Anglican, Catholic, Lutheran, Methodist and Western Orthodox parishes" (Wikipedia).


9 comments:

  1. I have walked along the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem many years ago. Although I'm not really religious.

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  2. To me it loos as if he practising yoga! That leg sticking out like that. So, Jesus invented yoga! ;-)

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  3. And real candles! They are often battery ones here now.

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  4. Beautiful season of the Via crucis. I watched similar scenes in my country

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  5. I grew up in the Reformed and Presbyterian denominations of the Protestant wing, so this was completely unknown to me as a child.

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  6. I like that the candles are real, which we can find in certain places here as well!

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