Stations: all stations

First station
Jesus enters Jerusalem 

Mark 11: 1-9 

When they drew near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, and said to them, "Go into the village opposite you, and immediately as you enter it you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat; untie it and bring it. If anyone says to you, 'Why are you doing this?' say, 'The Lord has need of it and will send it back here immediately.'"

And they went away, and found a colt tied at the door out in the open street; and they untied it. Those who stood there said to them, "What are you doing untying the colt?" They told them what Jesus had said; and they let them go.

They brought the colt to Jesus, and threw their garments on it; and he sat upon it. And many spread their garments on the road, and others spread leafy branches which they had cut from the fields. Those who went before and those who followed cried out, "Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!"

Second station
Jesus washes his disciples' feet

John 13: 1, 3-8, 12-14

Now before the feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. Jesus knowing that the Father has given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God, and was going to God, rose from supper, laid aside his garments and girded himself with a towel.

Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples' feet and to wipe them with the towel. He came to Simon Peter; and Peter said to him, "Lord, do you wash my feet?" Jesus answered, "What I am doing you do not know now, but later you will understand". Peter said to him, "You shall never wash my feet". Jesus said, "If I do not wash you, you have no part in me".

When he had washed their feet, and taken his garments, and resumed his place, he said to them, "Do you know what I have done to you? You call me Master and Lord; and you are right, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet."

Third station
Jesus offers himself in the broken bread

Luke 22: 14-20

When the hour came, he sat at table, and the apostles with him. And he said to them, "I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; for I tell you, I shall not eat it again until it is fulfilled in the Kingdom of God". And he took the bread, and when he had given thanks he broke it and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me". And likewise the cup after supper, saying, "This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood".

Fourth station
Jesus prays in the garden of Gethsemane

Mark 14: 32-38

And they went to a place which was called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, "Sit here, while I pray". And he took with him Peter and James and John, and began to be greatly distressed and troubled. And he said to them, "My soul is exceedingly sorrowful even to death; remain here, and watch".

And going a little further, he fell on the ground, and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him. And he said, "Abba, Father, all things are possible to thee; remove this cup from me; yet not what I will, but what thou wilt". And he came and found them sleeping, and he said to Peter, "Simon, are you asleep? Could you not watch one hour? Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit is indeed willing, but the flesh is weak".

Fifth station
Judas betrays Jesus

Matthew 26: 47-50, 56

Judas came, one of the twelve, and with him a great crowd with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and the elders of the people. Now the betrayer had given them a sign, saying, "The one I shall kiss is the man; seize him." And he came up to Jesus at once and said "Hail Master!" And he kissed him. Jesus said to him, "Friend, why are you here?" Then they came up, laid hands on Jesus, and seized him.

And all the disciples forsook him and fled.

Sixth station
Peter denies Jesus

Luke 22: 54-62

They led Jesus away and brought him into the high priest's house. Peter followed at a distance; and when they had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and sat down together, Peter sat among them. Then a maid, seeing him as he sat in the light and gazing at him, said, "This man also was with him." But he denied it, saying, "Woman, I do not know him."

A little later someone else saw him and said, "You also are one of them". But Peter said, "Man, I am not". And after an interval of about an hour still another insisted, saying, "Certainly this man also was with him; for he is a Galilean". But Peter said, "Man I do not know what you are saying". And immediately, while he was still speaking, the cock crowed.

And the Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said to him, "Before the cock crows today, you will deny me three times".

And he went outside and wept bitterly.

Seventh station
Jesus is condemned

Mark 15: 8-14

The crowd came up aand began to ask Pilate to grant them the customary favour. And he answered them, "Do you want me to release for you the King of the Jews?". For he perceived that it was out of envy that the chief priests had delivered him up.

But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to have him release Barabbas instead. Pilate again said to them, "Then what shall I do with the man you call the King of the Jews?" And they cried out again, "Crucify him!" "Why", said Pilate, "what evil has he done?" But they shouted all the more, "Crucfiy him!"

Eighth station
Jesus is scourged

Mark 15: 15
So Pilate, anxious to placate the crowd, released Barabbas for them and, having ordered Jesus to be scourged, handed him over to be crucified.

Isaiah 52: 2-4
He had no form nor comeliness;
and when we saw him there was no beauty that we should desire him.
He was despised and rejected of men;
a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief;
and we hid as it were our faces from him;
he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

Surely he has borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows;
yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted.

But he was wounded by our transgressions,
he was bruised by our iniquities;
the chastisement of our peace was upon him,
and with his stripes we are healed.

Ninth station
Jesus is mocked

Mathew 27: 27-30

Then the soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium, and they gathered the whole battalion before him. And they stripped him and put a scarlet robe upon him, and plaiting a crown of thorns they put it on his head, and put a reed in his right hand. And kneeling before him they mocked him, saying, "Hail, King of the Jews!" And they spat upon him, and took the reed and struck him on the head.

Tenth station
Simon of Cyrene takes up Jesus' cross​

Mark 15: 20-21, Luke 9: 23

And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the cloak, and put his own clothes on him, and they led him out to crucify him. And they compelled a passer-by, Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to carry his cross.

Jesus had said to them all, "If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily, and follow me".

Eleventh station
Jesus is crucified

John 19: 17-19, 23-27

So they took Jesus, and he went out, bearing his own cross, to the place called the place of a skull, which is called in Hebrew Golgotha. There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, and Jesus in the middle.

When the soldiers had crucified Jesus they took his garments and made four parts, one for each soldier; also his tunic. But the tunic was without seam, woven in one piece from neck to hem, so they said to one another, "Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it to see whose it shall be". This was to fulfil the scripture, "They parted my garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots". This is just what the soldiers did.

Standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdelene. When Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing near, he said to his mother, "Woman, behold, your son!" Then he said to the disciple, "Behold, your mother!" And from that hour the disciple took her into his own home.

Twelfth station
Jesus is mourned at the foot of the cross

John 19: 28-30, 38, 41-42

After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfil the scripture), "I thirst". A bowl of vinegar stood there, so they put a sponge full of the vinegar on hyssop and held it to his mouth. When Jesus had received the vinegar, he said, "It is finished", and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.                                                      (short pause)

After this, Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly, for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus, and Pilate gave him leave. So he came and took away his body.

Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb where no one had ever been laid. So because of the Jewish Day of Preparation, as the tomb was close at hand, they laid Jesus there.

Thirteenth station
The Lord reveals himself to Mary Magdelene

John 20: 11-18

But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept, she stooped to look into the tomb; and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head, and one at the feet. They said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?" She said to them, "Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him". Saying this, she turned round and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Jesus.

Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Whom do you seek?" Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, "Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away". Jesus said to her, "Mary". She turned and said to him in Hebrew, "Rabboni!" (which means Master).

Jesus said to her, "Do not cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brethren and say to them, I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God". Mary went and said to the disciples, "I have seen the Lord"; and she told them that he had said these things to her.

Fourteenth station
The Lord reveals himself in the breaking of bread

Luke: 13-17, 19-20, 25-32

That very day two of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. While they were talking and discussing together, Jesus himself drew near and went with them. But their eyes were kept from recognising him. And he said to them, "What is it that you are discussing as you walk?" And they stood still, looking sad.

And they said to him, "Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet mighty in word and deed before God and all the people, and how our chief priests and rulers delivered him up to be condemned to death, and crucified him. But we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel".

And he said to them, "O foolish men, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?" And beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.

So they drew near to the village to which they were going. He appeared to be going further, but they constrained him saying, "Stay with us, for it is toward evening, and the day is now far spent". So he went in with them. When he was at table with them, he took the bread and blessed, and broke it, and gave it to them. And their eyes were opened and they recognised him; and he vanished out of their sight. They said to each other, "Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he explained the scriptures to us?"