stations of the cross
Usage: often capitalized S&C Date: circa 1890 1. a series of usually 14 images or pictures especially in a church that represent the stages of Christ's passion and death 2. a devotion involving commemorative meditation before the stations of the cross

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  • Stations of the Cross — (or Way of the Cross; in Latin, Via Crucis; also called the Via Dolorosa or Way of Sorrows, or simply, The Way) refers to the depiction of the final hours (or Passion) of Jesus, and the devotion commemorating the Passion. The tradition as chapel… …   Wikipedia

  • Stations of the Cross — n. 1. a series of fourteen crosses, as along the walls of a church, typically placed above representations of the stages of Jesus final sufferings and of his death and burial, visited in succession as a devotional exercise 2. the devotional… …   English World dictionary

  • Stations of the Cross — • Historical background on this devotion Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Stations of the Cross — noun (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 • Syn: ↑Stations …   Useful english dictionary

  • Stations Of The Cross — Infobox Album | Name = Stations Of The Cross Type = Live Album Artist = Johnny Thunders Released = 1987 Recorded = 1982 Genre = Rock and roll Length = 65:19 Label = RIOR Stations Of The Cross is a Johnny Thunders album recorded at The Mudd Club… …   Wikipedia

  • stations of the cross — Eccles. a series of 14 representations of successive incidents from the Passion of Christ, each with a wooden cross, or a series of wooden crosses alone, set up in a church, or sometimes outdoors, and visited in sequence, for prayer and… …   Universalium

  • stations of the cross — sta′tions of the cross′ or Sta′tions of the Cross′ n. pl. rel a series of 14 representations of successive incidents from the Passion of Christ, set up in a church or outdoors and visited in sequence for prayer or meditation • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • Stations of the Cross — noun a) Collectively, the series of icons or statues, (normally 14) in a church which depict the last days of Jesus and his crucifixion. b) A religious ceremony based on prayer at each of these icons. Syn: Way of the Cross, Way of Sorrows …   Wiktionary

  • stations of the cross —    See way of the cross …   Glossary of theological terms

  • stations of the cross — plural noun Ecclesiastical a series of fourteen representations of successive incidents from the Passion of Christ, each with a wooden cross, or a series of wooden crosses alone, set up in a church and visited in order, for prayer and meditation …   Australian English dictionary

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