Stations of the Cross or Way of the Cross; in Latin, Via Crucis; also called the Via Dolorosa refers to a series of artistic representations, often sculptural, depicting Christ Carrying the Cross to his crucifixion. Most Roman Catholic churches contain Stations of the Cross, typically placed at intervals along the side walls of the nave; in most churches, they are small plaques with reliefs or paintings. The tradition of moving around the Stations to commemorate the Passion of Christ began with St. Francis of Assisi and extended throughout the Roman Catholic Church in the medieval period. It is most commonly done during Lent, especially on Good Friday.
Below are photos of Stations of the Cross created by adding photo and narration. You are free to download the photos. I will be grateful if you share your comments about these photos.
Station I Jesus is condemned to death
Station II Jesus carries his cross
Station III Jesus falls the first time
Station IV Jesus meets his mother
Station V Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus carry the cross
Station VI Veronica wipes the face of Jesus
Station VII Jesus falls the second time
Station VIII Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem
Station IX Jesus falls the third time
Station X Jesus is stripped of his garments
Station XI Crucifixion: Jesus is nailed to the cross
God has made the earth very beautiful. He made beautiful hills, rivers, sky touching mountains. Below are some photos of God’s beautiful creation.
Photos showing route to Gangtok, Changu river, Tista river, Gangtok, Kanchenjunga (the third highest mountain in the world. Kangchenjunga Main is the highest mountain in India).
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Gangtok is a municipality, the capital and the largest town of the Indian state of Sikkim. It also is the headquarters of the East Sikkim district. Gangtok is located in the eastern Himalayan range, at an elevation of 1,650 m (5,410 ft). The town’s 100 thousand population belongs to different ethnicities such as Nepali, Lepchas and Bhutia. Nestled within higher peaks of the Himalaya and enjoying a year-round mild temperate climate, Gangtok is at the centre of Sikkim’s tourism industry. Informations source: Gangtok-WikipediaKanjchenjunga-Wikipedia
Look at the beauty of the river between the hills. Click here to see more photos of this beautiful place. God has made the earth beautiful. Is it possible for any human being to make the earth beautiful like this? No, but they can destroy the forests and hills, make the river polluted. This is what we are doing these days. God created everything for the good, but people destroy it. When we can’t create anything good like what God has created, then what right we have got to destroy it?
This is a small river in Harimohra Village, Bihar State, India. Village river is always calm and good place for picnic. Big stones on both sides make the river more beautiful. An idea came in mind to add Way of the Cross photos around the river.