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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Stations, Stations of the Crossnoun

    (Roman Catholic Church) a devotion consisting of fourteen prayers said before a series of fourteen pictures or carvings representing successive incidents during Jesus' passage from Pilate's house to his crucifixion at Calvary

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  1. Stations of the Crossnoun

    Collectively, the series of icons or statues, (normally 14) in a church which depict the last days of Jesus and his crucifixion.

  2. Stations of the Crossnoun

    A religious ceremony based on prayer at each of these icons.

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  1. Stations of the Cross

    Stations of the Cross is a series of artistic representations, very often sculptural, depicting Christ Carrying the Cross to his crucifixion in the final hours of Jesus before he died, and the devotions using that series to commemorate the Passion, often moving physically around a set of stations. The vast majority of Roman Catholic churches now contain such a series, typically placed at intervals along the side walls of the nave; in most churches these are small plaques with reliefs or paintings, simpler than most of the examples shown here. The tradition as chapel devotion began with St. Francis of Assisi and extended throughout the Roman Catholic Church in the medieval period. It is commonly observed in Lutheranism, and amongst the Anglo-Catholic wing of Anglicanism. It may be done at any time, but is most commonly done during the Season of Lent, especially on Good Friday and on Friday evenings during Lent.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. 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.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stations of the cross in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stations of the cross in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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