Way of the Cross – 3: Reflect on Interpersonal Relationships

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Way of the Cross – 3: Reflect on Interpersonal Relationships

First Station

Jesus is condemned to death Scripture readings

John 19:14-16

It was then almost noon of the day before the Passover. Pilate said to the people, "Here is your king!" They shouted back, "Kill him! Kill him! Crucify him!" Pilate asked them, "Do you want me to crucify your king?"

The chief priests answered, "The only king we have is the Emperor!" Then Pilate handed Jesus over to them to be crucified. So they took charge of Jesus.

Reflection: St Francis' Admonition #22

Blessed is the servant who would endure discipline, accusation and rebuke as patiently from another as from his very self. Blessed is the servant, who having been rebuked, accepts kindly, submits meekly, confesses humbly and makes satisfaction freely. Blessed is the servant, who is not quick to excuse himself and humbly endures shame and rebuke because of a sin, where he has not committed any fault.

Prayer

Lord, please teach us not to defend ourselves too quickly.

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21 Second Station

Jesus receives the cross Scripture readings Mark 15:20

When they had finished making fun of him, they took off the purple robe and put his own clothes back on him. Then they led him out to crucify him.

Reflection: St Francis' Admonition #15

Blessed are the peacemakers, since they shall be called sons of God. Those truly are the peacemakers, who concerning all those things, which they suffer in this age, preserve peace in soul and body for the sake of the love of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Prayer:

Lord, teach us to have peace in our hearts.

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22 Third Station

Jesus falls the first time Scripture readings Mark 14:35-36

He went a little farther on, threw himself on the ground, and prayed that, if possible, he might not have to go through that time of suffering. "Father," he prayed, "my Father! All things are possible for you. Take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet not what I want, but what you want."

Reflection: St Francis' Admonition #10

There are many, who while they sin or receive injury, often blame their enemy or neighbour. But it is not so: because each one has in his own power his enemy, namely the body, through which he sins. Therefore blessed is that servant, who having surrendered such an enemy into his own power, has held it always captive and wisely guarded himself from it; because, as long as he has does this, no other enemy, visible or invisible, will be able to harm him.

Prayer:

Lord, teach us to hold our sinful bodies always captive.

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23 Fourth Station

Jesus meets His Mother Scripture readings Luke 2:34-35

Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother, "This child is chosen by God for the destruction and the salvation of many in Israel. He will be a sign from God which many people will speak against and so reveal their secret thoughts. And sorrow, like a sharp sword, will break your own heart."

Reflection: St Francis' Admonition #25

Blessed is the servant, who would so love and fear his own brother, when he is far from him, as when for example he is with him, and would not say anything behind him, which he cannot, with charity, say before him.

Prayer:

Lord, teach us not to say anything of our brother behind him.

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24 Fifth Station

Simon of Cyrene carries the cross Scripture readings

Luke 23:26

The soldiers led Jesus away, and as they were going, they met a man from Cyrene named Simon who was coming into the city from the country. They seized him, put the cross on him, and made him carry it behind Jesus.

Reflection: St Francis' Admonition #18

Blessed is the one, who supports one’s neighbour during frailty to the extent that one would want to be supported, if one falls into an exactly similar situation. Blessed is the one who renders all his goods to the Lord God, because one who has retained anything for oneself conceals within oneself the money of his Lord God and whatever one thought one had, shall be taken away from them.

Prayer:

Lord, teach us to support our neighbour during his frailty.

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25 Sixth Station

Veronica wipes Jesus' face with her veil Scripture readings

John 14:9

Jesus answered, "For a long time I have been with you all; yet you do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. Why, then, do you say, "Show us the Father'?

Reflection: St Francis' Admonition #16

Blessed are the clean of heart, since they themselves shall see God. Truly are they clean in heart who despise earthly things, seek heavenly ones and do not ever withdraw from adoring and beholding Our Lord, living and true, with a clean heart and soul.

Prayer:

Lord, teach us to despise earthly things but to seek heavenly things instead and to adore and behold Our living and true Lord.

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26 Seventh Station

Jesus falls the second time Scripture readings

Mark 14:37-38

Then he returned and found the three disciples asleep. He said to Peter, "Simon, are you asleep? Weren't you able to stay awake for even one hour?" And he said to them, "Keep watch, and pray that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."

Reflection: St Francis' Admonition #2

From every tree of paradise Adam could eat, because while he did not go against obedience, he did not sin.

For one eats of the tree of the knowledge of good, who appropriates his own will to himself and exalts himself because of the good things, which the Lord says and works in him; and so through the suggestion of the devil and the transgression of the mandate it has become the fruit of the knowledge of evil.

Therefore it is proper that he receives punishment.

Prayer:

Lord, teach us not to appropriate our own will to ourselves.

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27 Eighth Station

Jesus meets the daughters of Jerusalem Scripture readings

Luke 23:27-28

A large crowd of people followed him; among them were some women who were weeping and wailing for him. Jesus turned to them and said, "Women of Jerusalem! Don't cry for me, but for yourselves and your children.

Reflection: St Francis' Admonition #9

The Lord says: Love your enemies; do good to those who hate you, and pray on behalf of those who are persecuting and calumniating you. For he truly loves his enemy, who does not grieve because of the injury, which he did to him, but, concerning the sin against his own soul, burns for the sake of the love of God.

And he shows love for him with his deeds.

Prayer:

Lord, teach us to show love to our enemies with our deeds for the sake of the love of God.

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28 Ninth Station

Jesus falls the third time Scripture readings John 12:23-24

Jesus answered them, "The hour has now come for the Son of Man to receive great glory. I am telling you the truth: a grain of wheat remains no more than a single grain unless it is dropped into the ground and dies. If it does die, then it produces many grains.

Reflection: St Francis' Admonition #6

Let us be attentive to the good shepherd, who to save His own sheep endured the Passion of the Cross. The sheep of the Lord have followed Him in trials and persecution, shame and hunger, in infirmity and temptation and all other things; and because of these they have received everlasting life from the Lord.

Prayer:

Lord, teach us to follow the good shepherd in persecution, shame and temptation.

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29 Tenth Station

Jesus is stripped of His garments Scripture readings

Mark 15:22-24

They took Jesus to a place called Golgotha, which means "The Place of the Skull." There they tried to give him wine mixed with a drug called myrrh, but Jesus would not drink it. Then they crucified him and divided his clothes among themselves, throwing dice to see who would get which piece of clothing.

Reflection: St Francis' Admonition #11

Nothing should upset the servant of God except sin. And no matter how another person may sin, if the servant of God lets himself become angry and disturbed because of this, and not because of love, he stores up the guilt for himself.

Prayer:

Lord, teach us to live righteously without anything of our own and do not grow angry nor disturb ourselves on another’s behalf.

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30 Eleventh Station

Crucifixion: Jesus is nailed to the cross Scripture readings

Luke 23:33-34

When they came to the place called "The Skull," they crucified Jesus there, and the two criminals, one on his right and the other on his left. Jesus said, "Forgive them, Father! They don't know what they are doing." They divided his clothes among themselves by throwing dice.

Reflection: St Francis' Admonition #8

Whoever envies his brother because of the good, which the Lord says and works in him, commits a sin of blasphemy, because he envies the Most High Himself who says and does every good.

Prayer:

Lord, teach us not to envy the good of our brothers.

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31 Twelfth Station

Jesus dies on the cross Scripture readings Luke 23:44-46

It was about twelve o'clock when the sun stopped shining and darkness covered the whole country until three o'clock; and the curtain hanging in the Temple was torn in two. Jesus cried out in a loud voice,

"Father! In your hands I place my spirit!" He said this and died.

Reflection: St Francis' Admonition #14

There are many who, applying themselves insistently to prayers and good deeds, engage in much abstinence and many mortifications of their bodies, but they are scandalized and quickly roused to anger by a single word which seems injurious to their person, or by some other things which might be taken from them. These persons are not poor in spirit because a person who is truly poor in spirit hates himself and loves those who strike him on the cheek.

Prayer:

Lord, teach us to hate our very self and love those who beat us in the face.

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32 Thirteenth Station

Jesus' body is taked down from the cross Scripture readings

John 19:25-27

Standing close to Jesus' cross were his mother, his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. Jesus saw his mother and the disciple he loved standing there; so he said to his mother, "He is your son." Then he said to the disciple, "She is your mother." From that time the disciple took her to live in his home.

Reflection: St Francis' Admonition #13

"Blessed are the peacemakers, since they shall be called sons of God". The servant of God cannot know how much patience and humility he has in himself, while he is satisfied. However when the time has come, that those who ought to satisfy him, do the contrary to him, as much patience and humility is there, that much he has and not more.

Prayer:

Lord, teach us to be patience and humble.

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33 Fourteenth Station

Jesus is laid in the tomb and covered in incense.

Scripture readings John 19:40-42

The two men took Jesus' body and wrapped it in linen cloths with the spices according to the Jewish custom of preparing a body for burial. There was a garden in the place where Jesus had been put to death, and in it there was a new tomb where no one had ever been buried. Since it was the day before the Sabbath and because the tomb was close by, they placed Jesus' body there.

Reflection: St Francis' Admonition #19

Blessed is the servant, who does not consider himself better, when he is magnified and exalted by men, as when for example he is considered to be vile, simple, and despised, because as much as a man is before God, that much he is and nothing more. Woe to that religious, who has been placed on high by others and does not wish to descend by means of his own will. And blessed is that servant, who is placed on high not by means of his own will and desires always to be beneath the feet of others.

Prayer

Lord, teach us to understand that as much as one is before God, that much one is and nothing more.

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Way of the Cross – 4: Reflect on Justice and Peace

Note: All the stations in this set, except the 14th station being “Resurrection” instead of “Jesus is buried,” follow the traditional scheme.

Christians around the world live and work in poverty among those whose human rights are often violated. In the spirit of Jesus’ love and mercy, we all should work to change social structures that perpetuate injustice.

In this struggle, we experience the Way of the Cross today.

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35 Station I: Jesus is condemned to death

Currently, there are still 69 countries, including China, Taiwan and the US, retaining the death penalty. As Christians, we are taught to believe that all lives are sacred.

Who are we to bestow judgments upon another human life?

Lord, as we recall our Saviour’s own execution, we pray for your forgiveness. Let our communities be filled with the Gospel of life which consistently promotes and celebrates human dignity.

Station II: Jesus takes up the cross

There are billions of people throughout the world who suffer from extreme poverty; a cycle that perpetuates itself from one generation to the next. Daily, they experience hunger, dependency, ridicule, lack of housing, poor sanitation, and exploitation.

Lord, we pray for the victims burdened with the cross of extreme poverty. Show us effective ways in which we can share our resources with our sisters and brothers.

Station III: Jesus falls for the first time

We live in a world where extrajudicial-killings, domestic abuse, stoning, forced sterilisation and trafficking of women are everyday occurrences. Violence against women is casually accepted in many societies. This ‘custom’ must end.

Lord, our societies often ‘fall’ into a cycle of accepted discrimination. Help us to move people from silence in the face of such violence.

Station IV: Jesus meets his mother

Devastating and crushing events continue to assault family life. Each year, hundreds of thousands of families are torn apart due to illegal trafficking. Often, these trafficked persons are sexually, physically, mentally, and economically exploited. They are the slaves of the 21st century.

Lord, you looked into the eyes of your mother and knew the sorrow in her heart. May her love for you reach out through us to all families with broken hearts, who are fearful for the safety of their children.

Station V: Simon helps Jesus carry his cross

Like Simon, many Christians work selflessly for those in need, be it with the poor, the sick, the elderly or directly battling the structures that cause suffering.

Lord, bless all of our sisters and brothers who live and work with those less fortunate.

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36 Station VI: Veronica wipes the face of Jesus

According to UNAIDS, 40 million people are HIV positive worldwide. 8,000 people die from AIDS-related illnesses every day, leaving millions of children orphaned.

Lord, thank you for our compassionate sisters and brothers who work tirelessly to create supportive communities for HIV and AIDS patients.

Let us all work to increase discussion within church communities on the issues of stigma and discrimination.

Station VII: Jesus falls for a second time

The 20th Century has witnessed the great atrocities of the Nazi Holocaust, the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, and the genocides in Bosnia and Rwanda. Tens of millions of people have perished at the hands of those who were determined to destroy a national, ethnic or religious group.

Lord, open the eyes and change the hearts of those who are bent on cleansing society through force, violence and blind hatred. May we find peaceful ways to address our differences while growing as communities that have acceptance and respect for each other.

Station VIII: Jesus consoles the women of Jerusalem

For the past four decades, the people of Togo in West Africa have been living in a state of profound crises.

Peace is often lost within a chronic state of material and psychological poverty. There is an ongoing unrest due to the desperate political situation. The plight of the Togolese, among many others, is often unheard by the majority of the world.

Lord, you told the women not to weep for you, but for the people of the world. Let us console our sisters and brothers by taking every opportunity to speak out against unjust governments. Let our voices be heard.

Station IX: Jesus falls for the third time

In a globalized world, many international and trans-national corporations continue to expand within developing countries, often adversely affecting their economies and the environment. With the destruction of forests, tainting of water supplies and air pollution,

corporations directly endanger the lives of people living in these areas.

Lord, we pray for those whose decisions affect the global economy and environment. Help them make choices that encourage sustainable development.

Station X: Jesus is stripped of his clothing

Extreme poverty and war force people to migrate. Often this vulnerable population of migrants and refugees are discriminated and stripped of their basic human rights and dignity.

Lord, let us open our minds and hearts to those who are different from us. Give us the courage and wisdom to stand up for migrants, displaced persons and the homeless until we all live in freedom with equal rights.

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37 Station XI: Jesus is nailed to the cross

Nowadays, Christian sisters and brothers in various countries are caught in the middle of intense religious and ethnic struggles. Surrounded by armed groups, they work to create dialogue in the face of terror.

Lord, without actually suffering, we can only imagine the pains of your people who are nailed to the cross by terrorism. Please help us work towards a peaceful co-existence between sworn enemies by developing an active non-violent culture of understanding and acceptance.

Station XII: Jesus dies on the cross

Nowadays, voices in agony can still be heard due to execution in more than 100 countries. Inexpressible forms of violence continue to be used as a means to attain information or confessions of guilt.

Lord, remind the victims suffered from torture that you are always with them, sharing their pain. For people who suffer and die with you, may they find relief in your everlasting mercy. May our compassion for victims of calculated violence help us denounce these crimes against humanity.

Station XIII: Jesus is taken down from the cross

Many of our sisters and brothers have grieved with others during the burial of close friends who were killed as martyrs for speaking the truth in the face of injustice.

Lord, so many people are standing by the graves today, feeling hopeless and fearful, wondering how to rebuild a life in your love. Let us show them your saving grace and renew their convictions that their loved ones are free from pain and fear.

Station XIV: Resurrection

Christians run schools, hospitals, counselling centres, shelters and specialise in many other services that aid the poor. Their dedication in the spirit of Christ’s mercy renews our belief and hope-filled participation in Jesus’ resurrection!

Lord, we pray for all the Christian communities that celebrate your passion, death, and resurrection. Help us become an active sign of the new life you are bringing into our world. Jesus, thank you for leading us from the darkness and into the light.

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Way of the Cross – 5: Reflect on School life

Stations of the Cross for Teachers and Students: Teachers and students together walking the way of the cross, following Christ towards the Kingdom.

Meditations are to be read by teachers and students respectively. This Way of the Cross can be celebrated by the entire school community.

Opening Prayer

Leader: O Lord Jesus Christ, you are the image of the unseen God. You are the first-born of all, you are our teacher. By your death and resurrection, you have saved us. Everyone and everything can be re-united with God through you.

First Station: Jesus is condemned to death

John 19:14-16

It was then almost noon of the day before the Passover. Pilate said to the people, “Here is your king!”

They shouted back, “Kill him! Kill him! Crucify him!” Pilate asked them, “Do you want me to crucify your king?” The chief priests answered, “The only king we have is the Emperor!” Then Pilate handed Jesus over to them to be crucified.

Teacher(s): We as teachers receive complaints for not teaching well, giving too much homework or marking exams wrongly. Lord, please help us to learn from you that in being sentenced, we see the will of the Father, remaining as a lamp for students.

Student(s): As students, we sometimes criticize others – friends or even parents and teachers. Lord, help us know and love the truth, not picking on others but being critical of ourselves.

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39 Second Station: Jesus receives the cross

Matthew 27:29-31

Then they made a crown out of thorny branches and placed it on his head, and put a stick in his right hand; then they knelt before him and mocked him. “Long live the King of the Jews!” they said. They spat on him, and took the stick and hit him over the head. When they had finished mocking him, they took the robe off and put his own clothes back on him. Then they led him out to crucify him.

Teacher(s): We as teachers do feel the heaviness of the cross that we bear: to deal with students who do not listen to us, to grade piles of homework or to manage an increasing amount of non-teaching work.

Lord Jesus, help us accept all this and learn from you who are meek and gentle, persevering till the end.

Student(s): We as students also feel the heaviness of the cross when we are being taught. We pray that we could turn away from self-centeredness and understand our teachers who work hard for us, gladly following their instructions and remembering their toil and feeling.

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40 Third Station: Jesus falls the first time

Isaiah 53:3

We despised him and rejected him; he endured suffering and pain. No one would even look at him — we ignored him as if he were nothing.

Teacher(s): We as teachers sometimes suffer from human weaknesses and insufficiencies: despair, jealousy or even indifference. We pray that we can continue our mission to teach with generosity and compassion with God’s help.

Student(s): We as students also sometimes suffer from human weaknesses and insufficiencies: laziness, naughtiness or even giving in to despair. We pray for God’s guidance so we can follow the right path towards growth.

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41 Fourth Station: Jesus meets His Mother

Luke 2:34-35

Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother, “This child is chosen by God for the destruction and the salvation of many in Israel. He will be a sign from God which many people will speak against and so reveal their secret thoughts. And sorrow, like a sharp sword, will break your own heart.”

Teacher(s): From time to time, we as teachers feel helpless like Mary. Lord, help us learn from her – complain and grumble less but share more with the students their difficulties and challenges.

Student(s): From time to time, we as students disappointed our parents sad because of our wrongdoings.

We ask the Lord to teach us to love our parents and to learn self-respect.

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42 Fifth Station: Simon of Cyrene carries the cross

Luke 23:26

The soldiers led Jesus away, and as they were going, they met a man from Cyrene named Simon who was coming into the city from the country. They seized him, put the cross on him, and made him carry it behind Jesus.

Teacher(s): We as teachers often have to help carry our students’ cross: individual differences among students, different values and the stress of heavy workload. We ask the Lord to give us the spirit of Simon to give strength to the weak ones gladly even when we are timid.

Student(s): We as students too have to carry the cross of those around us: constraints in the family, conflicts among classmates and social expectation. We ask the Lord to give us the spirit of Simon to hold up the cross of Jesus with love and compassion.

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43 Sixth Station: Veronica wipes Jesus' face

Psalm 69:21

Insults have broken my heart, and I am in despair.

I had hoped for sympathy, but there was none.

Teacher(s): We as teachers sometimes lack courage to look at the face of Jesus shown through the emotions of the students, their faults and failures. We ask the Lord to grant us courage so that we can learn from Veronica, who understands that whatever we do to the least of the brothers and sisters is being done to Jesus.

Student(s): We as students sometimes lack courage to face the reality: be it our school work, our personality or our future. Lord Jesus, we ask you to grant us courage, to learn from Veronica and to understand that when we face our true selves; you will be there to comfort us.

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44 Seventh Station: Jesus falls the second time

Isaiah 53:4

“But he endured the suffering that should have been ours, the pain that we should have borne. All the while we thought that his suffering was punishment sent by God.

Teacher(s): As teachers, just like anyone else, we fall time after time. When we fall, it seems that no one will come to help. We ask the Lord to help us whenever we want to give up, we will trust Jesus and strive on.

Student(s): As students, it is so easy for us to fall time after time in the midst of homework and quizzes, assessments and exams. We ask the Lord to let us understand that falling is only a test for us to rise up and each failure is an opportunity for a future success.

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45 Eighth Station: Jesus meets the daughters of Jerusalem

Luke 23:27-28

A large crowd of people followed him; among them were some women who were weeping and wailing for him. Jesus turned to them and said, “Women of Jerusalem! Don't cry for me, but for yourselves and your children.

Teacher(s): With utmost care, we teach our students as if they were our own. But sometimes they do not seem to accept our good will. We pray for wisdom so that we can express the gentleness and mercy of God towards them.

Student(s): As students, sometimes we do not plan for future and instead we complain and grumble. We ask the Lord to teach us to be alert and renewed always, seeing the world around us clearly.

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46 Ninth Station: Jesus falls the third time

Isaiah 52:14

Many people were shocked when they saw him; he was so disfigured that he hardly looked human.

Teacher(s): The path for us teachers is difficult and tiring. We are tempted too many times to abandon it.

We ask the Lord to help us to be strong in our belief, holding on to our mission and responsibility.

Student(s): The path for us students is no less difficult and tiring. We too are tempted often to abandon it.

We ask the Lord to help us understand that we can be determined; believing firmly that it is possible to rise up after falling down.

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47 Tenth Station: Jesus is stripped of His garments

Luke 23:34

Jesus said, “Forgive them, Father! They don't know what they are doing.” Some manuscripts do not have Jesus said, “Forgive them, Father! They don't know what they are doing.” They divided his clothes among themselves by throwing dice.

Teacher(s): As teachers, we have encountered many embarrassing situations: with students, parents and our colleagues. We ask the Lord to help us focus on the justice of the Kingdom and to serve our brothers and sisters around us, as a way to promote human dignity.

Student(s): As students, we sometimes emphasize too much on our dignity. We ask the Lord to help us recognize dignity does not depend on the external but being trustworthy and self-respect.

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48 Eleventh Station: Jesus is nailed to the cross

John 19:26-27

Jesus saw his mother and the disciple he loved standing there; so he said to his mother, “He is your son.”

Then he said to the disciple, “She is your mother.” From that time the disciple took her to live in his home.

Teacher(s): As teachers, we often feel that we are being nailed down like Jesus, by the institutional structures and practices, in lack of any breathing space. We ask the Lord for consolation and healing.

Student(s): As students, we experience wounds and hurt in the spirit too. We ask the Lord to make us remember the suffering of Jesus. We rely on God’s power to change our suffering into blessing.

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49 Twelfth Station: Jesus dies on the cross

Luke 23:44-46

It was about twelve o'clock when the sun stopped shining and darkness covered the whole country until three o'clock; and the curtain hanging in the Temple was torn in two. Jesus cried out in a loud voice,

“Father! In your hands I place my spirit!” He said this and died.

Teacher(s): As teachers, we are like Jesus desiring to complete our mission. Lord, we commend everything into your hands, trusting your mercy.

Student(s): As students, we pray that we would remember all the sacrifices so many people have done.

And we ask the Lord to forgive our wrong doings. We pray that we would cherish all those around us and understand the meaning of life.

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50 Thirteenth Station: Jesus' body is removed from the cross

John 19:32-24

So the soldiers went and broke the legs of the first man and then of the other man who had been crucified with Jesus. But when they came to Jesus, they saw that he was already dead, so they did not break his legs. One of the soldiers, however, plunged his spear into Jesus' side, and at once blood and water poured out.

Teacher(s): We ask the Lord to forgive our stubbornness when we face the failures in our hands. May we learn from Mary, who has to embrace Jesus with steadfastness, to keep and care for the weak entrusted in our arms.

Student(s): We as students, pray that we would learn from Mary, remembering all that God has planned for us and responding firmly to his calling.

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51 Fourteenth Station: Jesus is laid in the tomb.

Mark 15:45-46

After hearing the officer's report, Pilate told Joseph he could have the body. Joseph bought a linen sheet, took the body down, wrapped it in the sheet, and placed it in a tomb which had been dug out of solid rock.

Then he rolled a large stone across the entrance to the tomb.

Teacher(s): We as teachers often feel helpless. We ask the Lord to call on more people to commit themselves in education, joining together in its mission.

Student(s): We as students ask the Lord to make us remember that school life is only a stage in our long life journey. With God’s help, may we do our best at all times.

Final Prayer

Leader: Lord Jesus, by your love to the Father, you are willing to walk the entire Way of the Cross. Because of the same love, you are raised up by the Father, now seated at his right hand.

All: Lord Jesus, may we be in union with your suffering and rising. So that your love, like a gentle spring breeze, freshens our journey of learning and teaching. So that we may know you and love you, as we seek for all that true, good and beautiful.

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Alternative Scripture Readings

Passages marked with brackets are indirectly related to the passion narrative.

The Old Testament The New Testament Traditional Biblical Stations - 1 Biblical Stations - 2 Theme

Isaiah Psalm Matthew Mark Luke John

1st The Last Supper 41:9 26:20-25 14:17-21 22:14-16, 21-23 13:1-5, 12-18 2nd 1st Praying in the Garden 26:36-39 14:32-36 22:40-44 18:1

2nd The betrayal 26:47-50 14:43-46 22:47-48, 52-53 18:2-8 3rd 3rd The trial 26:57, 59, 63-66 14:53-56 22:66-71 18:19-23 1st 4th 5th The condemnation 109:4-5 27:11-16, 21-26 15:1-15 23:1-5 19:1-11

2nd 6th 7th Carrying the cross 57:2 27:27-31 15:16-20* 23:13-25 19:14-16 4th The denial 26:69-75 14:66-72 22:54-62 18:15-17, 25-27

5th 6th The scourging 27:27-30 15:16-19 22:63-65 19:1-3 3rd Falling the first time (53:3-54*) 41:8-9 (27:39-40) (15:20) (9:23-25) (19:17)

4th Meeting Mary 22:10-12 (2:34-35*) (19:25-27)

5th 7th 8th Assisted by Simon 69:19 27:32 15:21 23:26*

6th Wiping the face of Mary (22:6-11*)

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The Old Testament The New Testament Traditional Biblical Stations - 1 Biblical Stations - 2 Theme

Isaiah Psalm Matthew Mark Luke John

7th Falling again (53:4-5*) 22:7-8, 14-16 (27:40-42)

8th 8th 9th Women lamenting 70:5-6 23:27-28*

9th Falling the third time (53:12*) 142:4-5 (23:29-31) (19:19-22) 10th Stripping garment 22: 17-19 27:33-36 15:22-28 23:32-37* 19:23-24 11th 9th 10th Crucifixion 69:22 27:37-38, 45 15:29-33 23:33, 38 19:25-27*

10th 11th Promise to the good thief 23:33, 39-43

11th 12th Entrusting Mary 19:25-27

12th 12th 13th Dying 3:5-6 27:46-56 15:34-41 23:44-46* 19:28-30 13th Being taken down 22:21-22 27:57-58 15:42-44 23:47-52 19:31-37*

14th 13th 14th The burial 88:5-6 27:59-61 15:45-47 23:52-56 19:38-42*

14th Resurrection 28:5-7 16:5-7 24:1-7 20:1-7

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