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ALTERNATE STATIONS OF THE CROSS

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The United States Catholic Conference of Bishops has several versions of the Stations of the Cross
http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/index.cfm
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We shall follow the one based on the a series of meditations by Saint Pope John Paul II from 1991

 

First Station: Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane

Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and He said to His disciples, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” He took along Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to feel sorrow and distress. Then He said to them, “My soul is sorrowful even to death. Remain here and keep watch with me.” He advanced a little and fell prostrate in prayer, saying, “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me; yet, not as I will, but as you will.” When He returned to His disciples He found them asleep. He said to Peter, “So you could not keep watch with me for one hour? Watch and pray that you may not undergo the test. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
(Matthew 26:36-41)

Prayer:
God of power and mercy,
in love you sent your Son
that we might be cleansed of sin
and live with you forever.
Bless us as we gather to reflect
on his suffering and death
that we may learn from his example
the way we should go.
We ask this through that same Christ, our Lord. Amen