“If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” Luke 9:23
You are welcome to come and join us as we take this walk – stopping at each station for prayer and meditation. This can be a moving experience for individuals or families.
How did these Stations come to be?
From the earliest of days, followers of Jesus told the story of his passion, death and resurrection.
Pilgrims to Jerusalem were anxious to see the sites where Jesus was. These sites become important personal connections with Jesus. After many years and people moving around, it was no longer easy or even possible to visit the holy sites. By the 1500’s, people all over the world started creating “replicas” of the places along the route in Jerusalem. Eventually, these shrines became the 14 stations we now know.
You may be wondering why the sites are called Stations of the Cross. The word station comes from the Latin word that means “to stand.” We are walking from Christ’s trial to His crucifixion at Calvary and we stop and stand at certain sites (stations) that commemorate various events that took place along the way. As you come to each station, you stop, pray, read the scriptures, and contemplate the situation before moving on. As you walk from one station to the next, your walking becomes a devotional act, because you are walking with Jesus as He walks to Calvary.
We will prepare for you a guide-book where you will find the 14 Stations of the Cross with pictures, the story associated with each station, prayers and meditations.