What are the Stations of the Cross?
These are 14 paintings, or icons, or small sculptures, (each church has its own), which are placed on the walls of the church in chronological order, to depict the journey of Christ from the moment He is condemned to death to the time of His burial.
The depictions are always the same, as is the order in which they are hung on the wall. What is different are the paintings or icons of each image. Some are in full colour oil paintings, others are stone, or wooden, sculptures and so on.
During Holy Week, (usually on Good Friday), the congregation gather at the foot of each image and reflect for a few moments on what it depicts and they pray before moving on to the next Station. The whole process takes about half-an-hour.
Here below I have a short five minutes video which depicts the 14 Stations of the Cross which you may wish to meditate upon.