Pray the Stations of the Cross with FAITHFUL

On Sunday 18th March FAITHFUL, our young people’s group for school years 10+, took part in praying some Stations of the Cross which is a traditional devotion for Lent. If you want to join us, please follow the steps below. At each stage the young people were asked to reflect using a piece of writing or to perform an action. (Pictures courtesy of Felix Smith).

The First Station – Jesus is Condemned to Death

Consider how Jesus Christ, having been scourged and crowned with thorns, was unjustly condemned to die on the cross.

Jesus knew what it was like to be condemned!

The Second Station – Jesus is made to Bear the Cross

Consider how Jesus, as he walked this road with the cross on his shoulder, was thinking of you and offering  for you to God, the death he was about to suffer.

Jesus knew what it was like to carry a burden.

The Third Station – Jesus Falls

Consider how Jesus Christ, weak and exhausted, fell while the cruel executioners tried to make him walk faster, though he hardly had the strength to move.

Jesus knew what it was like to fail!

The Fourth Station – Simon Helps Jesus Carry the Cross

Consider how his persecutors, fearing that he might die on the way, forced Simon of Cyrene to carry the cross after Jesus.

Jesus knew what it was like to need help!

The Fifth Station – Jesus is Nailed to the Cross

Consider how Jesus, thrown down on the cross, stretched out His arms and offered His life for our salvation. Then they nailed His hands and feet, raised the cross, and left him to die.

Jesus knew what is was like to Suffer!

The Sixth Station – Jesus is placed in the Tomb

Consider how the disciples carried away Jesus’ body for burial, while his mother went with them, and arranged it in the sepulchre. Then they closed the tomb.

Jesus knew what it was like to die!