The stations of the cross grew out of the Via Delorosa in Jerusalem which is believed to be the actual path of Christ on his way to Calvary.
By praying the Stations, one can make a spiritual pilgrimage of meditation on the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The Stations consist of 14 plaques or statues representing milestones on the way from the trial before Pilate to the burial of Jesus in the tomb. An optional 15th station considers the resurrection of Jesus but is frequently omitted on Good Friday.
The stations depicted in this video are those of St. Joseph’c Church in Somers Point, NJ and the text of the video is the same as that found in the booklets used when the Stations are prayed there.
You can pray these Stations from start to finish in a little over 30 minutes.
Or extend you can extend your prayer a little by pausing the video as you pray to contemplate one or more stations as you go.
This video was assembled and narrated by Deacon Robert Oliver and music was provided by Kenny I Entertainment, Somers Point, NJ.