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9 Stations of the Cross - Front Page
9 Stations of the Cross - Front Page
mixed media: pencil, pastel, ink, and block print

9 Stations of the Cross – Project for First Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church, Chicago IL

These nine stations are edited from the fourteen stations in common use. The choice of nine was made to fill the nine prayer station frames that were previously constructed for the church which held illustrations for nine petitions of the Lord's Prayer. The first eight Stations of the Cross were chosen because they depict the scenes found recorded in the synoptic Gospels. This series then adds an unusual ninth Resurrection station. It is in no way a spoiler to the story. Because I believe that any recollection of Jesus’ way of the cross to his death cannot be truthfully told by withholding its conclusion: his resurrection victory over that cross and all death.

1. Jesus is condemned to die
Matt 27:24-26; Mark 15:15; Luke 23:23-25; John 19:15-16

2. Jesus carries the cross
John 19:17

3. Simon helps Jesus carry the cross
Matt 27:32; Mark 15:21; Luke 23:26

4. Jesus and the Daughters of Jerusalem
Luke 23:27-30

5. Jesus is stripped of his robe
Matt: 27:35; Mark 15:24; Luke 23:34; John 19:23-24

6. Jesus is nailed to the cross
John 20:25

7. Jesus dies on the cross
Matt 27:45-56; Mark 31-41; Luke 23:44-49; John 19:28-30

8. Jesus is placed in the tomb
Matt 27:57-61; Mark 15:42-47; Luke 23:50-56; John 19:38-42

9. Jesus rises from the dead
Matt 28:1-10; Mark 16:6; Luke 24:1-9; John 20:11-17