- 1 What does God say about the cross?
- 2 What did Jesus say about the cross?
- 3 What is the mystery of the cross?
- 4 What is the meaning of the Way of the Cross?
- 5 Does wearing a cross protect you?
- 6 What does the cross mean spiritually?
- 7 What did Jesus say on the cross it is finished?
- 8 Why do we think the sign of the cross?
- 9 Why did Jesus die for us?
- 10 What are the 12 stages of the cross?
- 11 What is the purpose of the cross?
- 12 What is the work of the cross?
- 13 What are the 14 station of the cross?
- 14 Can you pray Stations of the Cross at home?
What does God say about the cross?
Apart from the pagan ties, the cross is a religious symbol and according to the Bible, God cautioned his people against forming signs and figures with which to honor him by in 1 Corinthians 10:14. They were instead directed to carry their faith in their hands according to Deuteronomy 6:8.
What did Jesus say about the cross?
“Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do” “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise (in response to one of the two thieves crucified next to him) “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit” (last words)
What is the mystery of the cross?
Thus the “mystery of the cross” is an invitation for believers to reflect on the willingness of their Creator to suffer the worst degradation imaginable by someone like them—and so unlike them so as to redeem them from their sins.
What is the meaning of the Way of the Cross?
The Stations of the Cross or the Way of the Cross, also known as the Way of Sorrows or the Via Crucis, refers to a series of images depicting Jesus Christ on the day of his crucifixion and accompanying prayers.
Does wearing a cross protect you?
There money makers. Christians don’t wear crosses for protection. They wear crosses to identify themselves as Christians. You can wear a Christian cross if you want, no one will stop you, but it probably won’t protect you and people will think you identify as a Christian.
What does the cross mean spiritually?
Cross, the principal symbol of the Christian religion, recalling the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the redeeming benefits of his Passion and death. The cross is thus a sign both of Christ himself and of the faith of Christians.
What did Jesus say on the cross it is finished?
Just before he breathed his last breath, Jesus uttered the phrase “it is finished.” Jesus knew that his mission was now finished, and to fulfill Scripture he said, “I am thirsty.” When Jesus had tasted it, he said, “It is finished!” Then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.
Why do we think the sign of the cross?
The sign of the cross is a prayer, a blessing, and a sacramental. As a sacramental, it prepares an individual to receive grace and disposes one to cooperate with it. The Christian begins the day, prayers, and activities with the Sign of the Cross: “In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Why did Jesus die for us?
But why did Jesus die? For them the death of Jesus was part of a divine plan to save humanity. The death and resurrection of this one man is at the very heart of the Christian faith. For Christians it is through Jesus’s death that people’s broken relationship with God is restored.
What are the 12 stages of the cross?
The series of stations is as follows: (1) Jesus is condemned to death, (2) he is made to bear his cross, (3) he falls the first time, (4) he meets his mother, (5) Simon of Cyrene is made to bear the cross, (6) Veronica wipes Jesus’ face, (7) he falls the second time, (8) the women of Jerusalem weep over Jesus, (9) he
What is the purpose of the cross?
The cross is a symbol of death and hope all at the same time. Jesus died and rose from the dead. Likewise, our old nature must die so that we can live as a brand-new creation in Christ.
What is the work of the cross?
Jesus brought ‘a radical change of thought and life into the world. Then, Jesus sent His Holy Spirit and empowered the disciples to do His will here on earth. This is Easter. It is the Resurrection of Christ and it is the work of the cross.
What are the 14 station of the cross?
The traditional 14 Stations of the Cross are: (1) Jesus is condemned to death, (2) Jesus accepts the cross, (3) Jesus falls the first time, (4) Jesus meets His Mother, (5) Simon of Cyrene carries the cross, (6) Veronica wipes the face of Jesus, (7) Jesus falls the second time, (8) Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem, (9
Can you pray Stations of the Cross at home?
Attending the Stations of the Cross at church is a great way to reflect on Christ’s Passion and help us grow closer to Him. An additional way to pray the Stations of the Cross is to pray it in your home as a family. (A friend, Janette, shared this idea with me many years ago and we have continued to do this every Lent.