Stations of the Cross



St. Anthony’s Stations of the Cross

A Scripture is provided for each station below. After each Scripture pray the following:


We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you.

Because, by your holy cross, you have redeemed the world.


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Mark 15:1-15: And as soon as it was morning the chief priests, with the elders and scribes, and the whole council held a consultation; and they bound Jesus and led him away and delivered him to Pilate.
 2 And Pilate asked him, 'Are you the King of the Jews?' And he answered him, 'You have said so.'
 3 And the chief priests accused him of many things.
 4 And Pilate again asked him, 'Have you no answer to make? See how many charges they bring against you.'
 5 But Jesus made no further answer, so that Pilate wondered.
 6 Now at the feast he used to release for them one prisoner for whom they asked.
 7 And among the rebels in prison, who had committed murder in the insurrection, there was a man called Barabbas.
 8 And the crowd came up and began to ask Pilate to do as he was wont to do for them.
 9 And he answered them, 'Do you want me to release for you the King of the Jews?'
 10 For he perceived that it was out of envy that the chief priests had delivered him up.
 11 But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to have him release for them Barabbas instead.
 12 And Pilate again said to them, 'Then what shall I do with the man whom you call the King of the Jews?'
 13 And they cried out again, 'Crucify him.'
 14 And Pilate said to them, 'Why, what evil has he done?' But they shouted all the more, 'Crucify him.'
 15 So Pilate, wishing to satisfy the crowd, released for them Barabbas; and having scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.
Mark 15:16-20: And the soldiers led him away inside the palace (that is, the praetorium); and they called together the whole battalion.
 17 And they clothed him in a purple cloak, and plaiting a crown of thorns they put it on him.
 18 And they began to salute him, 'Hail, King of the Jews!'
 19 And they struck his head with a reed, and spat upon him, and they knelt down in homage to him.
 20 And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the purple cloak, and put his own clothes on him. And they led him out to crucify him.
Psalm 38:12-17,19-22: Those who seek my life lay their snares, those who seek my hurt speak of ruin, and meditate treachery all the day long.
 13 But I am like a deaf man, I do not hear, like a dumb man who does not open his mouth.
 14 Yea, I am like a man who does not hear, and in whose mouth are no rebukes.
 15 But for thee, O LORD, do I wait; it is thou, O LORD my God, who wilt answer.
 16 For I pray, ‘Only let them not rejoice over me, who boast against me when my foot slips!’
 17 For I am ready to fall, and my pain is ever with me… 19 Those who are my foes without cause are mighty, and many are those who hate me wrongfully.
 20 Those who render me evil for good are my adversaries because I follow after good.
 21 Do not forsake me, O LORD! O my God, be not far from me!
 22 Make haste to help me, O Lord, my salvation!
Psalm 22:1-18: To the choirmaster: according to The Hind of the Dawn. A Psalm of David. My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? Why art thou so far from helping me, from the words of my groaning?
 2 O my God, I cry by day, but thou dost not answer; and by night, but find no rest.
 3 Yet thou art holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel.
 4 In thee our fathers trusted; they trusted, and thou didst deliver them.
 5 To thee they cried, and were saved; in thee they trusted, and were not disappointed.
 6 But I am a worm, and no man; scorned by men, and despised by the people.
 7 All who see me mock at me, they make mouths at me, they wag their heads;
 8 ‘He committed his cause to the LORD; let him deliver him, let him rescue him, for he delights in him!’
 9 Yet thou art he who took me from the womb; thou didst keep me safe upon my mother's breasts.
 10 Upon thee was I cast from my birth, and since my mother bore me thou hast been my God.
 11 Be not far from me, for trouble is near and there is none to help.
 12 Many bulls encompass me, strong bulls of Bashan surround me;
 13 they open wide their mouths at me, like a ravening and roaring lion.
 14 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint; my heart is like wax, it is melted within my breast;
 15 my strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue cleaves to my jaws; thou dost lay me in the dust of death.
 16 Yea, dogs are round about me; a company of evildoers encircle me; they have pierced my hands and feet --
 17 I can count all my bones -- they stare and gloat over me;
 18 they divide my garments among them, and for my raiment they cast lots.
Mark 15:21: And they compelled a passer-by, Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to carry his cross. Psalm 28:7-9:  The LORD is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts; so I am helped, and my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.
 8 The LORD is the strength of his people, he is the saving refuge of his anointed.
 9 O save thy people, and bless thy heritage; be thou their shepherd, and carry them forever.
Psalm 40:8-13,16-17: ‘I delight to do thy will, O my God; thy law is within my heart.’
 9 I have told the glad news of deliverance in the great congregation; lo, I have not restrained my lips, as thou knowest, O LORD.
 10 I have not hid thy saving help within my heart, I have spoken of thy faithfulness and thy salvation; I have not concealed thy steadfast love and thy faithfulness from the great congregation.
 11 Do not thou, O LORD, withhold thy mercy from me, let thy steadfast love and thy faithfulness ever preserve me!
 12 For evils have encompassed me without number; my iniquities have overtaken me, till I cannot see; they are more than the hairs of my head; my heart fails me.
 13 Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me! O LORD, make haste to help me!
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 16 But may all who seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee; may those who love thy salvation say continually, ‘Great is the LORD!’
Psalm 34:17-22: When the righteous cry for help, the LORD hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles.
 18 The LORD is near to the brokenhearted, and saves the crushed in spirit.
 19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous; but the LORD delivers him out of them all.
 20 He keeps all his bones; not one of them is broken.
 21 Evil shall slay the wicked; and those who hate the righteous will be condemned.
 22 The LORD redeems the life of his servants; none of those who take refuge in him will be condemned.
Luke 23:27-31: And there followed him a great multitude of the people, and of women who bewailed and lamented him.
 28 But Jesus turning to them said, ‘Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.
 29 For behold, the days are coming when they will say, `Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that never gave suck!'
 30 Then they will begin to say to the mountains, `Fall on us'; and to the hills, `Cover us.'
 31 For if they do this when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?’
Psalm 143:1-11: A Psalm of David. Hear my prayer, O LORD; give ear to my supplications! In thy faithfulness answer me, in thy righteousness!
 2 Enter not into judgment with thy servant; for no man living is righteous before thee.
 3 For the enemy has pursued me; he has crushed my life to the ground; he has made me sit in darkness like those long dead.
 4 Therefore my spirit faints within me; my heart within me is appalled.
 5 I remember the days of old, I meditate on all that thou hast done; I muse on what thy hands have wrought.
 6 I stretch out my hands to thee; my soul thirsts for thee like a parched land. Selah
 7 Make haste to answer me, O LORD! My spirit fails! Hide not thy face from me, lest I be like those who go down to the Pit.
 8 Let me hear in the morning of thy steadfast love, for in thee I put my trust. Teach me the way I should go, for to thee I lift up my soul.
 9 Deliver me, O LORD, from my enemies! I have fled to thee for refuge!
 10 Teach me to do thy will, for thou art my God! Let thy good spirit lead me on a level path!
 11 For thy name's sake, O LORD, preserve my life! In thy righteousness bring me out of trouble!
Mark 15:22-24: And they brought him to the place called Golgotha (which means the place of a skull).
 23 And they offered him wine mingled with myrrh; but he did not take it.
 24 And they crucified him, and divided his garments among them, casting lots for them, to decide what each should take.  Isaiah 53:3-11: He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
 4 Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted.
 5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that made us whole, and with his stripes we are healed.
 6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned everyone to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.
 7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is dumb, so he opened not his mouth.
 8 By oppression and judgment he was taken away; and as for his generation, who considered that he was cut off out of the land of the living, stricken for the transgression of my people?
 9 And they made his grave with the wicked and with a rich man in his death, although he had done no violence, and there was no deceit in his mouth.
 10 Yet it was the will of the LORD to bruise him; he has put him to grief; when he makes himself an offering for sin, he shall see his offspring, he shall prolong his days; the will of the LORD shall prosper in his hand;
 11 he shall see the fruit of the travail of his soul and be satisfied; by his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant, make many to be accounted righteous; and he shall bear their iniquities.
Mark 15:25-32: And it was the third hour, when they crucified him.
 26 And the inscription of the charge against him read, ‘The King of the Jews.’
 27 And with him they crucified two robbers, one on his right and one on his left.
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 29 And those who passed by derided him, wagging their heads, and saying, ‘Aha! You who would destroy the temple and build it in three days,
 30 save yourself, and come down from the cross!’
 31 So also the chief priests mocked him to one another with the scribes, saying, ‘He saved others; he cannot save himself.
 32 Let the Christ, the King of Israel, come down now from the cross, that we may see and believe.’ Those who were crucified with him also reviled him.
Mark 15:33-39: And when the sixth hour had come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.
 34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, ‘Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?’ which means, ‘My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?’
 35 And some of the bystanders hearing it said, ‘Behold, he is calling Elijah.’
 36 And one ran and, filling a sponge full of vinegar, put it on a reed and gave it to him to drink, saying, ‘Wait, let us see whether Elijah will come to take him down.’
 37 And Jesus uttered a loud cry, and breathed his last.
 38 And the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom.
 39 And when the centurion, who stood facing him, saw that he thus breathed his last, he said, ‘Truly this man was the Son of God!’
Mark 15:40-46: There were also women looking on from afar, among whom were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joses, and Salome,
 41 who, when he was in Galilee, followed him, and ministered to him; and also many other women who came up with him to Jerusalem.
 42 And when evening had come, since it was the day of Preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath,
 43 Joseph of Arimathea, a respected member of the council, who was also himself looking for the kingdom of God, took courage and went to Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus.
 44 And Pilate wondered if he were already dead; and summoning the centurion, he asked him whether he was already dead.
 45 And when he learned from the centurion that he was dead, he granted the body to Joseph.
 46 And he bought a linen shroud, and taking him down, wrapped him in the linen shroud,
Mark 15:46-47: and (Joseph of Arimathea) laid him in a tomb which had been hewn out of the rock; and he rolled a stone against the door of the tomb.
 47 Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses saw where he was laid.
Mark 16:1-4: And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him.
 2 And very early on the first day of the week they went to the tomb when the sun had risen.
 3 And they were saying to one another, ‘Who will roll away the stone for us from the door of the tomb?’
 4 And looking up, they saw that the stone was rolled back; -- it was very large.
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