Bible References for the Stations of the Cross

 

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"AND YET OURS WERE THE SUFFERINGS HE BORE,
OURS THE SORROWS HE CARRIED"
ISAIAH 53:4
                    

Bible References for Jerusalem

Stations of the Cross | Via Dolorosa
 
As you walk the busy and bustling marketplace in Jerusalem’s Old City, imagine the vast majority of pilgrims, natives, farmers and merchants indifferent, or even hostile, towards Jesus as he made his way up to Calvary.

The Via Dolorosa, or the Way of the Cross, is a devotional walk, beginning near the Antonia fortress, believed to be the Praetorium, where Jesus appeared before the Roman Governor Pontius Pilate. It concludes in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher which includes the Latin Calvary, or Golgotha, and the Tomb.

A 17th century “Status Quo” Agreement between feuding Christian denominations forbids group Bible reading within the Holy Sepulcher Church, but a number of small chapels along the way welcome pilgrims for prayer, reflection, Scripture reading and singing.
 
Station One  
Jesus is condemned to death Mark 15:  1-15
   
Station Two  
Jesus takes up the Cross John 19:  13-17
   
Ecce Homo Arch John 19:  5
   
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Station Three  
Jesus falls for the first time Isaiah 53:  4-7
  John 1:  29
   

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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 Mark 15: 21
Cross Mark 8: 34
  2 Timothy 2: 3
Station Six  
Veronica wipes the face of Jesus Isaiah 53:  2-3
  Matthew 25:  40
   

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Station Seven  
Jesus falls the second time Psalm 38:  6-22
  Isaiah 63:  9
 

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Via Dolorosa street sign crafted by Armenians

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Via Dolorosa street sign designates the Way of the Cross

 
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
 
For suggestions of hymns to sing along the way, see Stations of the Cross. in
Songs & Praise.
 

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