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Stations of the Cross   /stˈeɪʃənz əv ðə krɔs/   Listen
Stations of the Cross

(Roman Catholic Church) a devotion consisting of fourteen prayers said before a series of fourteen pictures or carvings representing successive incidents during Jesus' passage from Pilate's house to his crucifixion at Calvary.  Synonym: Stations.

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"Stations of the Cross" Quotes from Famous Books

... and the rural throng that congregates on market and fair days is distinctly that of Wessex. Frome Church is more beautiful within than without. It is approached, however, by a picturesque and steep ascent of steps, on the left-hand wall of which are sculptures of the Stations of the Cross. The church is extraordinary for the number of its side chapels and its amazing mixture of styles, but the interior has an air of much dignity and even beauty, which was greatly added to by a restoration ...
— Wanderings in Wessex - An Exploration of the Southern Realm from Itchen to Otter • Edric Holmes

Words linked to "Stations of the Cross" :   Church of Rome, Roman Church, Stations, devotion, plural form, Western Church, Roman Catholic Church, plural, series, Roman Catholic

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