Friday, April 22, 2011

present-day stations of the cross

Well, it's been a while, but I suppose there's no time like Good Friday to begin writing/sharing again...

Two or three years ago in Lent I posted (on a different blog) the stations of the cross with pictures of everyday people instead of Jesus. It was a good spiritual practice for me, so I decided to try it again with new images. Why? I believe that God suffers every time one of God's creation suffers, and so this is my attempt to see Christ in the world around me. On Good Friday, I think it's especially important to remember those around the world who are suffering. And so, without further ado, I give you this year's rendition (taken from Google images).

Stations of the Cross

First station: Jesus is condemned to die

final stop of death row

Second station: Jesus takes up his cross

Third station: Jesus falls the first time

Fourth station: Jesus meets his afflicted mother

Fifth station: The cross is laid on Simon of Cyrene

Sixth station: A woman wipes the face of Jesus

 bird being cleaned after oil spill

Seventh station: Jesus falls a second time

Eighth station: Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem

 woman in Haiti

 women in Libya praying

Ninth station: Jesus falls a third time

Tenth station: Jesus is stripped of his garments

Eleventh station: Jesus is nailed to the cross

Twelfth station: Jesus dies on the cross

 nuns killed during the civil war in El Salvador

Thirteenth station: The body of Jesus is placed in the arms of his mother

a Sudanese woman closing the eyes of her child

a woman mourning the death of her child in Iraq

Fourteenth station: Jesus is laid in the tomb

hanging coffins in the Philippines 
"Grant, O God, that your holy and life-giving Spirit may so move every human heart, that barriers which divide us may crumble, suspicions disappear, and hatreds cease; that our divisions being healed, we may live in justice and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen."  BCP p. 823


  1. Lara,
    I love your Stations in pictures! I've missed your writing here. This is nice on this day. Always we begin again!
    Blessings this Easter weekend,

  2. These are really lovely, Lara. Thank you!

  3. These are wonderful and so thought-provoking. Thank you for posting them.