The Stations of the Cross – videos for meditation
St Matt - STATIONS OF THE CROSS
The Stations of the Cross is a devotion following the events leading to Jesus’ crucifixion. Prayers accompanying it allow time to reflect on the mystery of his death. Originally the Stations of the Cross was an actual physical journey in and around Jerusalem. Later the series was symbolized in outdoor shrines, and today many parishes display artistic representations in their sanctuaries. The Stations of the Cross may be done at any time, but is commonly a part of Lenten spiritual practice, specifically on Good Friday.
Busted Halo has created a series of virtual stations designed for personal devotion. These stations relate to Jesus’ teachings about the Kingdom of God and the reason his vision of this Kingdom led to his death. Find a quiet place to watch these stations, and as you do the devotions be open to how God is speaking to you through the Stations of the Cross.
Many Anglican parishes practise the Stations of the Cross especially during Holy Week
Some of the videos suggest prayers or meditations at the end. Since these Stations of the Cross come from our Roman Catholic cousins, here are some additional prayers / meditations that you may wish to use:
- The Lord's Prayer
- Kyrie eleison, Christe eleison, Kyrie eleison ( repeated)
- Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy, Lord have mercy (repeated)
- Trisagion (repeated)
- Holy God, Holy and mighty,
- holy immortal one,
- have mercy upon us.
- The Jesus Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy upon me, a sinner. (repeated)
Videos for the Stations of the Cross
Each station is intended as an opportunity for meditation. Each station video is about 2-3 minutes in length.
NOTE: After clicking the arrow to begin each video, you can expand to full-screen by clicking the dashed square at bottom right of video.
Credits: Images of the Stations of the Cross from the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center in Washington, D.C., were created by Pittsburgh artist Virgil Cantini and courtesy of Catholic News Service and photographer Bob Roller. All music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com).
(Originally published March 22, 2019)
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