Stations of the Cross
The Stations of the Cross were first developed as Christians made pilgrimage to the Holy Land. As you can still do today, pilgrims walked the same path Jesus walked from Pilate’s courtyard to Calvary. When it was no longer possible to go to Jerusalem, Christians in Europe set up life sized outdoor tableaus of each station. These were so popular that people began to make smaller versions. Now every Catholic Church features a set of Stations for the faithful to pray and remember the passion of Christ.
Commemorating the Passion of Jesus
The aisles of the church are wide enough to be used for processions during Holy Week and for groups of people to walk through the Stations of the Cross.
The antique Stations of the Cross were purchased for Our Lady of the Rosary Church by a former pastor — and were installed in the old church. They were removed and restored by artist Anja Zunkeler with a color scheme to harmonize with the new church.
Donors for the restoration of the stations of the cross are:1. The Smith Family 2. The Tate Family 3. The Smith Family 4. The Orbon Family 5. The Tate Family 6. The Baronkin Family 7. The Armaly Family 8. The Sokol Family 9. The Stasiek Family 10. The Moldthans Family 11. The Armaly Family 12. The Baronkin Family 13. The Moldthans Family 14. The Fritz Family.
Jesus Is Condemned to Death
Jesus Carries His Cross
Jesus Falls for the First Time
Jesus Meets His Sorrowing Mother
Simon Helps Jesus Carry His Cross
Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus
Jesus Falls the Second Time
Jesus Meets the Women of Jerusalem
Jesus Falls a Third Time
Jesus Is Stripped of His Clothes
Jesus Is Nailed to the Cross
Jesus Dies on the Cross
Jesus Is Is Taken Down from the Cross
Jesus Is Laid in the Tomb
In his death, Jesus Christ takes on the accusations, blame and rage of the world, and by embracing it and rising again he overcomes the Sin of the World once for all. Our response is two fold: to repent of our share in the Sin of the World, and to accept his death as the way out of the darkness into a new life of light.