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Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Sixth Station

I don't think it was on the schedule, but I (finally!) made it to Friday evening's Stations of the Cross, along with Heather and Mary Ellen.

First... all the incense! Not quite smoky enough to catch on camera, though.

The service was different from the ones in the past. Of course, each of our Rectors has had a somewhat different service but this one was slightly more elaborate than the others, enough so I don't recall the exact order. Each Station is announced, verses and responses, a reading, a prayer, then a sung procession to the next Station.

Then a surprise at the Sixth Station. Veronica from "veron ika," or "true image," for the image of Jesus' face in the cloth with which she wipes his face. I had never heard that before, but others mention it too. (Has it really been 6 years since "The Passion of the Christ" was released!)


  • At 1:33 PM, Blogger Continuing Home said…

    And no, the photo is not of the Sixth Station. I was just thinking about posting "something" about the stations when I took the photo.

  • At 10:30 PM, Blogger The Miller Menagerie said…

    One of the most beautiful Stations of the Cross setups that I've seen was at The Grotto in Portland, OR.

    Here's their version of the Sixth Station

    All of the stations are memorials/thanksgivings for something or other. It was a wonderful little niche of the grounds that allowed a lot of privacy (nearly 2-300 feet between each station, and heavily wooded). Rosary Heights were beautiful too, but much less private than the one at The Grotto.


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