The ninth Station of the Cross. 2016.
“Stations of the Cross or the Way of the Cross, also known as Way of Sorrows or Via Crucis, refers to a series of images depicting Jesus Christ on the day of his crucifixion and accompanying prayers. The stations grew out of imitations of Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem which is believed to be the actual path Jesus walked to Mount Calvary. The object of the stations is to help the Christians faithful to make a spiritual pilgrimage through contemplation of the Passion of Christ. It has become one of the most popular devotions and the stations can be found in the churches of many Western Christian denominations, including Anglican, Lutheran, Methodist, and Roman Catholic. The standard set has consisted of 14 pictures or sculptures depicting the following scenes: 1. Pilate condemns Jesus to die, 2. Jesus accepts his cross, 3. Jesus falls for the first time, 4. Jesus meets his mother, Mary, 5. Simon helps carry the cross, 6. Veronica wipes the face of Jesus, 7. Jesus falls for the second time, 8. Jesus meets the three women of Jerusalem, 9. Jesus falls for the third time, 10. Jesus is stripped of his clothes, 11. Jesus is nailed to the cross, 12. Jesus dies on the cross, 13. Jesus is taken down from the cross, 14. Jesus is placed in the tomb, 15. Although not traditionally part of the Stations, the Resurrection of Jesus is, in very rare instances, included as a fifteenth station.” -Wikipedia