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- n. Collectively, the series of icons or statues, (normally 14) in a church which depict the last days of Jesus and his crucifixion.
- n. A religious ceremony based on prayer at each of these icons.
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- n. (Roman Catholic Church) a devotion consisting of fourteen prayers said before a series of fourteen pictures or carvings representing successive incidents during Jesus' passage from Pilate's house to his crucifixion at Calvary
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Christ ", that is to say Stations of the Cross representing Christ tottering and falling under the weight of His Cross, as well as the descent from the Cross.
In 1844-46 he painted the Stations of the Cross in the church of St. John Nepomucene in Vienna.
This is confirmed by his choice of the sculptor for the Stations of the Cross and the other statues—one Giscard, who lived in Toulouse and whose bizarrely decorated house and studio can still be seen in the Avenue de la Colonne in that city.