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 — • Historical background on this devotion Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • 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 — 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 —    steps in the passage of Jesus from the judgment hall to Calvary, or representations of these, before each one of which the faithful are required to kneel and offer up a prayer …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Stations of the Resurrection — The Stations of the Resurrection, also known by the Latin name Via Lucis (Way of Light), are a form of Christian devotion, encouraging meditation upon the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and some of the Resurrection appearances and other episodes… …   Wikipedia

  • Stations of the Crass — Infobox Album | Name = Stations of the Crass Type = Album Artist = Crass Released = 1979 Recorded = 1979 Genre = Anarcho punk Length = 46:22 Label = Crass Records Producer = Crass Reviews = * Allmusic Rating|4|5… …   Wikipedia

  • Cross, Stations of the — ▪ religion also called  Way of the Cross        a series of 14 pictures or carvings portraying events in the Passion of Christ, from his condemnation by Pontius Pilate to his entombment. The series of stations is as follows: (1) Jesus is… …   Universalium

  • The Station of the Cross — Infobox Radio Station name = The Station of the Cross area = branding = slogan = airdate = frequency = format = Religious (Catholic) power = class = owner = Holy Family Communications website = [… …   Wikipedia

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