Stations of the cross


Jesus is condemned


Jesus receives His cross


Jesus falls for the first time


Jesus meets his mother


Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus


Jesus meets Veronica


Jesus falls for the second time


Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem


Jesus falls for the third time


Jesus is stripped of his garments


Jesus is nailed to the cross


Jesus dies on the cross


Jesus’ body is laid in his mother’s arms


Jesus is placed in the tomb. 


Jesus is risen

(it is customary to omit this station during Lent)


Bible Readings for the 14 Stations:

Station One 

Jesus is condemned to death     

Mark 15:  1-15


Station Two 

Jesus takes up the Cross  

John 19:  13-17,  John 19:  5


Station Three          

Jesus falls for the first time        

Isaiah 53:  4-7,        John 1:  29


Station Four

Jesus meets his Mother

Luke 2:  25-40,        Lamentations 1:  12,

            John 19:  26-27


Station Five 

Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus carry his Cross

Mark 15: 21, Mark 8: 34, Timothy 2: 3


Station Six   

Veronica wipes the face of Jesus           

Isaiah 53:  2-3,        Matthew 25:  40


Station Seven         

Jesus falls the second time         

Psalm 38:  6-22,  Isaiah 63:  9



Station Eight

Jesus consoles the women of Jerusalem

Luke 23: 27-31,       Matthew 7: 21


Station Nine

Jesus falls the third time 

Psalm 37:  23-24,   Hebrews 4:  15-16


Station Ten  

Jesus is stripped of his garments

            John 19:  23-24,      Psalm 22:  16-18


Station Eleven        

Jesus is nailed to the Cross         

Luke 23:  33-43       John 19: 1


Station Twelve        

Jesus dies on the Cross    

John 19:  28-37, Matthew  27: 50


Station Thirteen     

Jesus is taken down from the Cross 

John 19:  38-40,      Psalm 22:  14-15


Station Fourteen   

Jesus is laid in the Tomb  

Mark 15: 46-47,      Matthew 27:  57-61



Prayers to accompany the Stations

We adore you Oh Christ and we bless you.  Because by your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world.

Holy God, Holy and Strong, Holy and Immortal.  Have Mercy on us.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.  As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be.  World without end.  Amen.

Hail Mary full of grace, the Lord is with thee.  Blessèd art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus.  Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.  Amen.