Stations of the Cross

These Stations are based around those celebrated by Pope John Paul II on Good Friday 1991. They are presented here as an alternative to the traditional stations and as a way of reflecting more deeply on the Scriptural accounts of Christ’s passion.  Each Station is represented with a scriptural quote, a contemporary photograph focusing on a modern day issue linked to the scripture and quote from Mary MacKillop.

These Stations of the Cross were developed in this way to allow students to reflect on the life of Jesus within the context of issues that touch their own lives.  Our aim is that all those reflecting on these Stations will grow in their understanding that we can see Jesus suffering in the lives of those around us.

On each of the following pages you will find:

  • A full scripture reference reflecting on the Passion of Jesus
  • A contemporary photograph depicting a modern image linked to the theme of the scripture
  • A brief background to the scripture
  • A reflection
  • A reflection question
  • A short prayer
  • A way to respond to the issues raised in the modern world

The Stations

Station I : Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane

Station II :  Jesus is betrayed by Judas and arrested

Station III : Jesus is condemned by the Sanhedrin

Station IV : Jesus is denied by Peter

Station V : Jesus is judged by Pilate

Station VI : Jesus is scourged and crowned with thorns

Station VII : Jesus takes up His cross

Station VIII : Jesus is helped by Simon to carry His cross

Station IX : Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem

Station X :  Jesus is crucified

Station XI : Jesus promises His kingdom to the repentant thief

Station XII : Jesus entrusts Mary and John to each other

Station XIII : Jesus dies on the cross

Station XIV : Jesus is laid in the tomb