Via Crusis

 

Last Friday, we went to the Celestial Garden in the Hills of Banawa for the Via Crusis. Together with thousands of other believers, we went to the Celestial Garden to pray, sacrifice, and repent.

Via Crucis or Way of the Cross is the depiction of the final hours of Jesus Christ. With prayers and penitence, Via Crusis is usually done during the Season of Lent (on Good Friday). During the Via Crusis, people pray the rosary through a series of 14 ‘stations’ or sculptures depicting the Passion of Jesus.

In Cebu, the most prominent areas for Via Crusis are the Celestial Garden in Banawa and the Durano Foundation in Danao City.

 

The second station at the Celestial Garden.

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VIA CRUSIS

Jesus Prays in the Garden

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Station 1: Jesus is condemned to death

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Station 2: Jesus is given his cross

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Station 3: Jesus falls the first time

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Station 4: Jesus meets His Mother

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Station 5: Simon of Cyrene carries the cross

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Station 6: Veronica wipes the face of Jesus

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Station 7: Jesus falls the second time

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Station 8: Jesus meets the daughters of Jerusalem

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Station 9: Jesus falls the third time

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Station 10: Jesus is stripped of His garments

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Station 11: Crucifixion: Jesus is nailed to the cross

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Station 12: Jesus dies on the cross

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Station 13: Jesus’ body is removed from the cross

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Station 14: Jesus is laid in the tomb and covered in incense.

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EXTRA

The arch. Roughly 1.5 kilometers from the main road.

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To the third station.

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 People walking towards station 6.

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This area is really cool. Nice.

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Small houses on a nearby hill.

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A new subdivision below the hills.

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The hills of Labangon.

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The Monterrazas project.

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To Station 11.

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Pulis Assistance Center. Hehehe.

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Crowd near the last station.

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Afraid of the sun?

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Call of nature.

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Cemetery

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It was so hot!

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On our way out.

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