Test your knowledge on the Stations of the Cross with this fun quiz! – Easter / Lent News – Easter / Lent
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Here’s a survey that will make you think!
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)
strong>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
Explanation: 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
Explanation: 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. In a Catholic Church, where can you expect to find images the Stations of the Cross?
A) Around the walls of the Church
B) In the parking lot
C) In the garden
D) At the Altar
Explanation: Images depicting the 14-stations of the Stations of the Cross can be found along pathways in the Church’s garden.
4. During the Stations of the Cross, who was the woman that wiped Jesus’ face?
A) His mother
B) Mary Magdalene
D) An unnamed woman
Explanation: The sixth station is “Veronica wipes the face of Jesus.” As a bystander, Veronica was so moved by what was occurring, she offered her veil to Jesus to wipe his face. He accepted and an image of his face was miraculously impressed upon the veil.
5. What is the fourteenth Station?
A) Jesus is condemned to death
B) Jesus dies on the cross
C) Jesus meets his mother
D) Jesus is laid in the tomb
Explanation: The fourteenth station marks the moment Jesus is laid in the tomb. According to the Gospel, “Joseph took the body, and wrapped it in a clean linen shroud, and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn in the rock; and he rolled a great stone to the door of the tomb, and departed. Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were there, sitting opposite the sepulchre.” (Matthew 27:59-61)
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