Does anyone know when and why they started? I know it is about the last hours of Jesus life, how long have the stations been around? Are Catholics the only ones that say the stations?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 3:03 PM on Jul. 6, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by IhartU at 3:04 PM on Jul. 6, 2009
Answer by eringobrough at 3:18 PM on Jul. 6, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 3:22 PM on Jul. 6, 2009
Well, there were stations in the Holy Lands - points where people visited. But they weren't exactly the same as the stations we have today. The stations we have today developed over time. The idea was that pilgrams wanted to walk the path of Christ's crucifixion in the Holy Lands - but for those unable to they could follow the stations at the church. And different churches had different numbers of stations and even different events. Here's an article that might be helpful: "How Did the Stations of the Cross Being?"
Answer by eringobrough at 3:27 PM on Jul. 6, 2009