stations of the cross
or Stations of the Cross
plural noun Ecclesiastical.
a series of 14 representations of successive incidents from the Passion of Christ, each with a wooden cross, or a series of wooden crosses alone, set up in a church, or sometimes outdoors, and visited in sequence, for prayer and meditation.
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Origin of stations of the cross
First recorded in 1885–90
Words nearby stations of the cross
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British Dictionary definitions for stations of the cross
Stations of the Cross
pl n RC Church
a series of 14 crosses, often accompanied by 14 pictures or carvings, arranged in order around the walls of a church, to commemorate 14 supposed stages in Christ's journey to Calvary
a devotion consisting of 14 prayers relating to each of these stages
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