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How familiar are you with the Stations of the Cross? Take this short Stations of the Cross quiz to test your knowledge!
(Take the quiz before you scroll down to find the answers)
1. What are the Stations of the Cross?
A) The points of the Cross where Jesus was crucified
B) The steps of Jesus' last day on Earth as a man
C) The place people go to pray for Jesus on Easter
D) The crosses located at Jesus' burial site
Answer: B; The Stations of the Cross are a 14-step Catholic devotion that commemorates Jesus Christ's last day on Earth as a man.
2. When do Catholics pray the Stations of the Cross?
B) New Year
Answer: D; The Stations of the Cross, are a way to pray and meditate on Christ's sacrifice for us. This devotion has been long encouraged by the church and is especially useful during Lent and Good Friday.
3. During which Station, does Jesus receive His cross?
A) The first station
B) The final station
C) The second station
D) He starts the Stations of the Cross already with the cross.
Answer: C; Jesus receives the cross at the second station. The soldiers performed this task of handing Jesus the cross. The "cross" was to become a metaphor representing "the burdens of life".
4. Who helps Jesus with his physical burdens during the fifth station?
A) Simon of Cyrene
B) His Blessed Mother
C) John the Apostle
Answer: A; Simon of Cyrene was chosen for this task that could be so rewarding spiritually, but surely also so frightening for him at the time. The Church regards this as a burden that we all must share. We do this "sharing" by prayer and in many other ways.
5. The Twelfth Station is "Jesus dies on the cross." What were Jesus' last words just before he died?
A) "Father, into Thy hands I commend My spirit"
B) "Remember my promises"
C) "I will return in three days time"
D) "Father, forgive those who have sinned in my death"
Answer: A; "Father, into Thy hands I commend My spirit." The words are cited in Luke 23:44-46. An eclipse and darkness are recorded in the Bible as happening during these events.
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