stations of the cross

noun phrase, often capitalized S&C

Definition of stations of the cross

1 : a series of usually 14 images or pictures especially in a church that represent the stages of Christ's passion and death
2 : a devotion involving commemorative meditation before the stations of the cross

First Known Use of stations of the cross

1677, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of stations of the cross was in 1677

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“Stations of the cross.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stations%20of%20the%20cross. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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