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Catholic Stations of the Cross
"Most information below can be located in the Bible. The New Testament books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John are the primary reference material. Some references are given below to assist."
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You are in a Catholic Church. Where would you normally expect to find the pictures of the Stations of the Cross?
around the altar
in the garden
in the crypt
around the walls of the church
The first station is called "Jesus is condemned to death". Who imposes the death sentence on Jesus?
At the second Station Jesus receives something. What is it that He receives?
a drink of vinegar
The third station is "Jesus falls the first time". Which of the following statements do Catholics most identify with this event?
It was an unusually hot day.
All human beings fall or weaken in life, but must stand up again with God's help.
Jesus had actually been tripped.
The cross was growing heavier under the weight of Satan.
Who does Jesus meet at the fourth Station?
His Blessed Mother
At the fifth station someone eventually helps Jesus with His physical burden and carries His cross. Who was this person who shared Jesus's cross?
Simon of Cyrene
Simon of Crete
What is the sixth station of the cross?
Jesus exclaims " My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?"
The soldiers jeer at Jesus.
Veronica wipes the face of Jesus.
The crowd jeer at the soldiers.
The seventh station involves Jesus falling for a second time. Which of the following is not a reason normally given for this happening?
the goodwill of the soldiers letting Him rest
the recent scourging of Jesus at the pillar
the excessive barbarity of the soldiers
the recent crowning of Jesus with thorns
Jesus now (the eighth station of the Cross) meets people mourning for Him. Who are these people?
His Blessed Mother, brothers and sisters
the women of Jerusalem
Joseph, the Foster Father of Jesus and his family
John the Baptist and his supporters
The ninth station is called "Jesus falls the third time". Did a miracle occur at this point involving the veil of the Temple being torn right down the middle?
The tenth station is "Jesus is stripped of His garments". Do the Gospels record the soldiers throwing these garments to the crowd?
The eleventh station describes how the soldiers placed Jesus on the cross. What most barbaric of means was used to attach His hands to the cross?
excessively tight rope
two soldiers holding them viciously
The twelfth station is "Jesus dies on the cross". Which of the following words are recorded in the Bible as spoken by Jesus just before He died?
"I shall return"
"Father, into Thy hands I commend My spirit".
"Remember My promises"
The thirteenth station is "Jesus is taken down from the cross". Who went to Pilate and obtained permission to take Jesus's body and bury it?
Joseph the Foster Father of Jesus
an undertaker of the time
Saint John the disciple
Joseph of Arimathea
What is the fourteenth station?
Jesus's body is anointed.
The soldiers pierce the side of Jesus.
Jesus rises from the dead.
Jesus's body is laid in the sepulchre.
A fifteenth station is sometimes shown. Which station is this?
the descent of the Holy Spirit
The Catholic Church particularly encourages meditation on the Stations of the Cross at a certain time of year. What time of year is it?
Are the stations of the cross ever an obligation for Catholics to attend or perform?
They must be venerated once a year.
They must be venerated once on Good Friday.
They must be venerated once during the pre-Easter period.
According to Catholic tradition, where was St Joseph, the Foster Father of Jesus, throughout the events of the crucifixion?
He had died much earlier.
The local police had arrested him.
He had been executed.
He was there the whole time, but nobody saw him.
Where was Saint John the Baptist while all these events leading to the crucifixion were going on in Jerusalem?
He was leading an army of supporters into Jerusalem to protest peacefully.
He was praying in a cell for a miracle.
He was arguing with the soldiers all the way to Calvary.
He had been executed by order of Herod at an earlier time.
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