Thursday, 29 June 2017

THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS - A SHORT WAY OF THE CROSS WITH PICTURES

There are 14 stations of the cross and this is of great importance to Christians especially Catholics. There are various translations to portray the passion of Jesus Christ. The Stations of the Cross starts officially in the Catholic Church from the first Friday after Ash Wednesday and continues every Friday to Good Friday. The various forms available include: pictures, movies (acted scenes), etc. This article shows you the short way the cross with images of the various stations.
stations of the cross - a short way of the cross
This short way of the cross is used by the Franciscan Fathers on their Missions. Each station has a short meditative prayer. You will also see the four Keys (straight ways) to heaven of which the stations of the cross is one of them.


SEE ALSO: THE FIFTEEN (15) PRAYERS OF SAINT BRIDGET OF SWEDEN & 21 PROMISES TO DEVOTEES

SEE ALSO: HOW TO RECOGNIZE AND PROTECT YOUR DESTINY AND DREAMS

THE 14 STATIONS OF THE CROSS

First Station

Jesus Condemned to Death
station 1
O Jesus!  so meek and uncomplaining, teach me resignation in trials.

Second Station

Jesus Carries His Cross
station 2
 
My Jesus, this Cross should be mine, not Thine; my sins crucified Thee.

Third Station

Our Lord Falls the First Time
station 3
O Jesus!  by this first fall, never let me fall into mortal sin.

Fourth Station

Jesus Meets His Mother
station 4
O Jesus!  may no human tie, however dear, keep me from following the road of the Cross.

Fifth Station

Simon the Cyrenean Helps Jesus Carry His Cross
station 5
Simon unwillingly assisted Thee; may I with patience suffer all for Thee.

Sixth Station

Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus
station 6
 
O Jesus!  Thou didst imprint Thy sacred features upon Veronica's veil; stamp them also indelibly upon my heart.

Seventh Station

The Second Fall of Jesus
station 7
 By Thy second fall, preserve me, dear Lord, from relapse into sin.

Eighth Station

Jesus Consoles the Women of Jerusalem
station 8
 My greatest consolation would be to hear Thee say: "Many sins are forgiven thee, because thou hast loved much."

Ninth Station

Jesus Falls the Third Time


station 9
O Jesus!  when weary upon life's long journey, be Thou my strength and my perseverance.

Tenth Station

Jesus is Stripped of His Garments
station 10
My soul has been robbed of its robe of innocence; clothe me, dear Jesus, with the garb of penance and contrition.

Eleventh Station

Jesus is Nailed to the Cross
station 11
Thou didst forgive Thy enemies; my God, teach me to forgive injuries and FORGET them.

Twelfth Station

Jesus Dies on the Cross
station 12
Thou art dying, my Jesus, but Thy Sacred Heart still throbs with love for Thy sinful children.

Thirteenth Station

Jesus Taken Down from the Cross
station 13
Receive me into thy arms, O Sorrowful Mother; and obtain for me perfect contrition for my sins.

Fourteenth Station

Jesus Laid in the Sepulchre
station 14
When I receive Thee into my heart in Holy Communion, O Jesus, make it a fit abiding place for Thy adorable Body.  Amen.

The 4 Keys to Heaven

The four straight keys to heaven which have been confirmed and proven. The include:
1. HOLY MASS - The highest sacrifice instituted by Our Lord Jesus Christ.

2. HOLY ROSARY
- The easiest way to obtain the intercessory help our Lady (Blessed Virgin Mary). See the 15 promises made by Virgin Mary to those who say the rosary.


3. SCAPULAR - The garment of Our Blessed Mother, Virgin Mary (Our Lady of Perpetual help).


4. WAY OF THE CROSS (Stations of the cross) - The easiest way to get your request from our Lord Jesus Christ. See the promises made by our Lord Jesus to devotees of the way of the cross.


SEE ALSO: 3 VERY BEAUTIFUL PRAYERS VERY USEFUL TO A DYING CHRISTIAN

SEE ALSO: INSTRUMENTS OF GOD’S BLESSINGS AND WEALTH
 
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