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Meaning of stations of the cross

sta'tions of the cross'

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— Eccles. Eccles.
  1. 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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