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Stations of the cross - Way of the cross [Devotional]
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Posted on 02/13/2008 11:21:58 AM PST by Salvation

Stations of the cross - Way of the cross
The Work of God Apostolate

Stations of the cross, Way of the cross, Viacrucis, Via dolorosa    *

Introduction 

Lord Jesus Christ my God, I humble myself before your Presence. As I come to accompany you and your Blessed Mother on the way to Calvary, grant me to feel for you with the tender feelings that She felt. May these stations of the cross remind me of your love and of the price you had to pay for my sins.

Let us pray the Way of the Cross with a humble and contrite heart, after all it is because of our sins that Jesus had to die for us.

It is customary to say before each station:
"We adore you, O Christ and we bless you. Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world."

After each station you say an Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory be.

To enter into the Spirit of the Passion, let us ask Mother Mary to help us live the Passion as She did:
Mother Mary, help me to see with your eyes, to hear with your ears, to feel with your heart and to understand with your wisdom. Help me to know the depths of the love of Christ your Son and the bitterness of your Immaculate Heart.



TOPICS: Catholic; Prayer; Worship
KEYWORDS: catholic; catholiclist; lent
For your prayer and meditation.
1 posted on 02/13/2008 11:22:02 AM PST by Salvation
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FIRST STATION
Jesus is condemned to death

Stations of the cross - Way of the cross - Jesus is condemned to death"We adore you, O Christ and we bless you.
Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world."

 
When Jesus came out wearing the crown of thorns and a purple robe, Pilate said to them: "Look at the Man!"
John 19:5

Lord Jesus, you are the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords, you have been humiliated because of my pride, I am sorry to have enthroned the kingdom of the world in my heart, please grant me to attach myself only to you.

2 posted on 02/13/2008 11:23:15 AM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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  SECOND STATION 
Jesus carries his cross

Stations of the cross - Way of the cross - Jesus carries his cross"We adore you, O Christ and we bless you. Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world."

He emptied Himself and took the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. Philippians 2:7  

Jesus, you carried that heavy cross upon your wounded shoulder, and yet the weight of the cross was my sinfulness, so I repent of my sins and I beg you to grant me your Salvation. Forgive me Lord that I have failed to do your Holy Will.

3 posted on 02/13/2008 11:24:06 AM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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THIRD STATION
Jesus falls the first time

Stations of the cross - Way of the cross - Jesus falls the first time"We adore you, O Christ and we bless you. Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world."

Here is My servant, whom I uphold, My chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on Him and He will bring justice to the nations. He will not shout or cry out, or raise His voice in the streets. Isaiah 42:1-2

Lord in this first fall you atoned for the original sin of all humanity, I thank you and praise for your unlimited love for me, please Lord, help me not to sin any more.

 

4 posted on 02/13/2008 11:25:35 AM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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FOURTH STATION 
Jesus meets his mother Mary

Stations of the cross - Way of the cross - Jesus meets his mother Mary"We adore you, O Christ and we bless you.
Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world."

Come, all you who pass by the way, look around and see. Is any suffering like My suffering that was inflicted on Me?
Lamentations 1:12
 
Sorrowful Mother Mary, allow me to share your sorrow so that the Holy Passion of my Lord remains always vivid within me as a reminder of God's Love for me .
Come to meet me also in my sorrowful journey to the Lord.

5 posted on 02/13/2008 11:26:24 AM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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FIFTH STATION 
Simon helps Jesus

Stations of the cross - Way of the cross - Simon helps Jesus"We adore you, O Christ and we bless you.
Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world."

 
A certain man from Cyrene, Simon, the father of Alexander and Rufus, was passing by on his way in from the country, and they forced him to carry the cross.
Mark 15:21

Lord you want us to share the cross with you by sharing and alleviating the sufferings of those in need, grant me to have a heart full of Charity and Love for my neighbour. 

6 posted on 02/13/2008 11:27:31 AM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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SIXTH STATION
Veronica wipes the face of Jesus

Stations of the cross - Way of the cross - Veronica wipes the face of Jesus"We adore you, O Christ and we bless you.
Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world."

 
He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces, He was depised, and we esteemed him not. Surely He took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows.
Isaiah 53:3-4
 

Lord, you have created us for your Glory, please help us by wiping the stains of our souls with your Precious Blood to restore your image in us.

 

 


7 posted on 02/13/2008 11:28:59 AM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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SEVENTH STATION
Jesus falls the second time

Stations of the cross - Way of the cross - Jesus falls the second time"We adore you, O Christ and we bless you.
Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world."


Surely He took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered Him stricken by God, smitten by Him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon Him, and by His wounds we are healed.
Isaiah 53:4-5

By this second fall you confirm how weak we are, help us Lord to overcome our weaknesses with the strength of your sufferings. Teach us how to love good and to hate evil.

8 posted on 02/13/2008 11:30:00 AM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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EIGHTH STATION 
Jesus comforts the women of Jerusalem

Stations of the cross - Way of the cross - Jesus comforts the women of Jerusalem"We adore you, O Christ and we bless you.
Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world."


A large number of people followed Him, including women who mourned and wailed for Him. Jesus turned and said to them, "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for Me; weep for yourselves and for your children."
Luke 23:27-28

 
Lord, in our human weakness we are so concerned to live our lives without discomfort and pain, and yet you tell us that it is more important to seek the Kingdom of Heaven and to weep for our sins in order to gain eternal life.

9 posted on 02/13/2008 11:31:02 AM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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NINTH STATION
Jesus falls the third time

Stations of the cross - Way of the cross - Jesus falls the third time"We adore you, O Christ and we bless you.
Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world." 


We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth.
Isaiah 53:6-7

Lord you have stretched your generosity to the limits, please forgive us for the many times that we sin and don't remember what pain you had to go through to redeem us.

10 posted on 02/13/2008 11:32:06 AM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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TENTH STATION
Jesus is stripped of his garments

Stations of the cross - Way of the cross - Jesus is stripped of his garments"We adore you, O Christ and we bless you.
Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world."


When the soldiers crucified Jesus, they took His clothes, dividing them into four shares, one for each them, with the undergarment remaing.
John 19:23
They divided My garments among them and casts lots for my clothing.
Psalm 22:18


Lord what they did to you is what we do to our souls, we strip your image which is given to us in baptism and we corrupt the temples of your glory.

Clothe our souls once more with the robes of your Divine Mercy.

11 posted on 02/13/2008 11:33:08 AM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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ELEVENTH STATION
Jesus is nailed to the cross


Stations of the cross - Way of the cross - Jesus is nailed to the cross"We adore you, O Christ and we bless you.
Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world."

 
Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, so the Son of Man must be lifted, that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.
John 3:14-15

Lord, you have called me to be your disciple, to deny myself   and to follow you. As I come before you, I crucify my will to yours, I crucify all the temptations of the world, the devil and the flesh and I pray for total submission to your Holy Will.

12 posted on 02/13/2008 11:34:45 AM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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TWELFTH STATION
Jesus dies on the cross


Stations of the cross - Way of the cross - Jesus dies on the cross"We adore you, O Christ and we bless you.
Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world."

 
And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up His spirit.
Matthew 26:50


 
Lord, it is here on the cross that you ask the Father to forgive me, here you give me your Mother to be my Heavenly Mother, here you promise me to be with you in your Kingdom.

I come to meet you and to partake of your holy sacrifice as I receive you in Holy Communion, grant me to relive your passion daily, unite me to your Precious Blood, Have Mercy on me Lord and on the whole world. (Prayer)

13 posted on 02/13/2008 11:36:00 AM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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THIRTEENTH STATION
Jesus is taken down from the cross


Stations of the cross - Way of the cross - Jesus is taken down from the cross"We adore you, O Christ and we bless you.
Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world."

 
They will look on Me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for Him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for Him as one grieves for a firstborn son.
Zechariah 12:10

Lord, as you rested in the arms of your Mother, so I want to rest in your Sacred Heart, receive my brokenness and heal me for everlasting life.

14 posted on 02/13/2008 11:38:11 AM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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FOURTEENTH STATION
Jesus is buried


Stations of the cross - Way of the cross - Jesus is buried"We adore you, O Christ and we bless you.
Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world."

 
Joseph (of Arimathea) bought some linen cloth, took down the Body, wrapped It in the linen, and placed It in a tomb cut out of rock. Then he rolled a stone against the entrance of the tomb.
MARK 15:46 

Lord let me die in you and remain buried within me, I look forward to the moment of the resurrection from the dead when you will reveal your Glory to me. For now let me adore you in the Blessed Sacrament and grant the grace to live a holy life.

15 posted on 02/13/2008 11:39:26 AM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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The Resurrection
ON THE THIRD DAY HE ROSE AGAIN
He ascended into Heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father to intercede for us, to prepare a place for our souls and to send His Holy Spirit to sanctify us
Stations of the cross - Way of the cross - The Resurrection - I am the Resurrection and the Life

Suddenly, without warning, Jesus stood before them and said, "Peace! Do not be afraid!  Go and carry the news to the others that they are to go to Galilee where they will see me."    



Lord I believe in the Resurrection, I trust in you and I love you.


16 posted on 02/13/2008 11:41:42 AM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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17 posted on 02/13/2008 11:43:43 AM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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Additional Stations of the Cross.

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Stations of the Cross [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

Thousands contemplate the saving power of the Cross during Way of the Cross in Rome

WAY OF THE CROSS COLOSEUM PART 1-2006

"WAY OF THE CROSS" AT COLOSSEUM (Part 2) - 2006

Way of the Cross to Focus on Loss of Sense of Sin

Stations of the Cross - In the Light of the Shroud

The Way of the Cross, with Prayerful Meditations authored by Saint Francis of Assisi

The Way of The Cross - a devotional reflection on Christ's Passion

The Holy Season of Lent -- The Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross Through Poetry

18 posted on 02/13/2008 11:48:15 AM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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Just a quick question; Do you think Christ would prefer you to spend your time reciting prayers and performing the stations of the cross or putting the Beatitudes to practice?


19 posted on 02/13/2008 12:01:47 PM PST by Natural Law
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Do you think Christ would prefer you to spend your time reciting prayers and performing the stations of the cross or putting the Beatitudes to practice?

Must it be either/or? How about making time in your spritual life for both?

20 posted on 02/13/2008 12:29:14 PM PST by pegleg
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"Must it be either/or?"

I guess not if you can feed the hungry, treat the sick, clothe the naked, and visit the imprisoned from you knees..........

21 posted on 02/13/2008 12:46:37 PM PST by Natural Law
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“I guess not if you can feed the hungry, treat the sick, clothe the naked, and visit the imprisoned from you knees..........”

Actually it works out pretty well to do that during the week and then have the soup kitchen after an hour of prayers at Friday’s Stations of the Cross.

I should think Jesus would want us to be mindful of Him as we go about doing the things that Justice and Faith requires.


22 posted on 02/13/2008 12:52:34 PM PST by OpusatFR
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Good luck "putting the Beatitudes to practice" without the grace that comes from intimacy with God through prayer.

You'll do more "putting the Beatitudes out to pasture" than putting them to practice.

"Mary has chosen the better part, it will not be taken from her" -- Luke 10:42

23 posted on 02/13/2008 12:53:26 PM PST by Campion
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I guess not if you can feed the hungry, treat the sick, clothe the naked, and visit the imprisoned from you knees..........

If Jesus made time for a prayer life and his public ministry why shouldn't we? Unless you don't consider him worthy of imitating

24 posted on 02/13/2008 12:57:06 PM PST by pegleg
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To: Salvation

The Stations are a wonderful devotion. Of all the Latin Rite services, I think its my favorite or maybe tied with Benediction. Thanks for the ping.


25 posted on 02/13/2008 1:13:24 PM PST by Kolokotronis (Christ is Risen, and you, o death, are annihilated!)
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To: Natural Law

Let me answer your previous question with another question...

What is the greatest commandment?


26 posted on 02/13/2008 1:24:06 PM PST by thefrankbaum (Old FReeper, needed a new name...)
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To: Salvation

thanks, ping for later


27 posted on 02/14/2008 4:42:30 AM PST by twin2
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To: Natural Law
Divine Mercy Novena
28 posted on 02/14/2008 2:34:20 PM PST by notaliberal
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To: Salvation

bttt


29 posted on 02/22/2008 3:27:36 PM PST by diamond6 (Everyone who is for abortion has been born. Ronald Reagan)
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bttt


30 posted on 02/29/2008 3:32:18 PM PST by diamond6 (Everyone who is for abortion has been born. Ronald Reagan)
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Thanks for the Friday night bump.


31 posted on 02/29/2008 9:07:37 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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