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14 Stations of the Cross

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Today is Good Friday, the day traditionally set aside in the year to remember the death of Jesus on the cross. Good Friday is one of only two days in the year that Roman Catholics do not have Mass. Instead, on this day, most Catholic Churches say the stations of the Cross (these are normally found an pictures around the inside walls of all Churches). In the 12th century, St Francis of Assisi devised the list and started the tradition of reciting it as a type of devotional service. Structurally, Mel Gibson’s 2004 film, The Passion of the Christ, follows the stations. This is the complete list of the 14 stations, as St Francis defined them.

1

First Station
Jesus is condemned to death

Station01

2

Second Station
Jesus carries His cross

Station02

3

Third Station
Jesus falls the first time

Station03

4

Fourth Station
Jesus meets his mother

Station04

5

Fifth Station
Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus to carry his cross

Station05

6

Sixth Station
Veronica wipes the face of Jesus

Station06

7

Seventh Station
Jesus falls the second time

Station07

8

Eight Station
Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem

Station08

9

Ninth Station
Jesus falls a third time

Station09

10

Tenth Station
Jesus’ clothes are taken away

Station10

11

Eleventh Station
Jesus is nailed to the cross

Station11

12

Twelfth Station
Jesus dies on the cross

Station12

13

Thirteenth Station
The body of Jesus is taken down from the cross

Station13

14

Fourteenth Station
Jesus is laid in the tomb

Station14

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