Stations of the Cross Sites and Information

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Here are a number of sites which display the 14 traditional Stations of the Crosss

History of the Stations of the Cross

  • Piero Marini, "The Way of the Cross" Presentation, Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff. A helpful history of this devotional practice. There was much diversity historically. The Traditional 14 Stations in its present form and same order "is recorded in Spain in the first half of the seventeenth century, sepcially in Franciscian communities," from which it spread.
  • Way of the Cross, links to many readings and images of the Stations.
  • Stations of the Cross, Wikipedia. Good overview with many external links.
  • Scriptural Way of the Cross, Wikipedia.
  • Stations of the Resurrection. Begins at the resurrection and ends at Pentecost, 14 stations.
  • George Cyprian Alston, "Way of the Cross," Catholic Encyclopedia, Vol. 15. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1912. "it is tolerably certain that nothing that we have before about the fifteenth century can strictly be called a Way of the Cross in the modern sense." Gives good history of the practice and its antecedents.

 

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