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Old Mar 1, '13, 3:10 pm
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Are there Protestant denominations that practice this?
If so, how is it different?
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Old Mar 1, '13, 4:19 pm
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Are there Protestant denominations that practice this?
If so, how is it different?
I know Anglicans do. It is making a recovery of sorts among American Lutherans, but is not yet widely practiced. I'm not sure how Catholics practice this, so that is hard to say.

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Yes, my former Anglican church prayed the stations. There was semi-regular confession too.
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Our church does it every Tuesday during Lent.
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I'm curious as to the numbers of stations a Protestant would use and what events of the Passion they would commemorate.
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I'm curious as to the numbers of stations a Protestant would use and what events of the Passion they would commemorate.
Since Anglicans are mentioned, I'll reply. In my parish, 14, the usual. Normally we used an expanded translation of St. Alphonsus Ligouri's STATIONS, with the STABAT MATER, from THE ST. AUGUSTINE'S PRAYER BOOK. I haven't been in a couple of years, and we have a new set of large Stations, but I wouldn't expect a change. Though I do recall we also had a set of printed pamphlets used in case not enough ST. AUGUSTINE PBs were available.

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Old Mar 1, '13, 5:32 pm
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In the Church of England we are free to use the same traditional 14 Stations that you use:

Pilate condemns Jesus to death
Jesus accepts his cross
Jesus falls the first time
Jesus meets his mother
Simon helps Jesus carry the cross
Veronica offers her veil to Jesus
Jesus falls the second time
Jesus speaks to the women of Jerusalem
Jesus falls the third time
Jesus is stripped of his garments
Jesus is nailed to the cross
Jesus dies on the cross
Jesus is taken down from the cross
Jesus is placed in the tomb

Stations based on popular devotion rather than Scripture (eg St Veronica wiping Our Lord's face) may be replaced by Stations based on Scripture if required.

Church of England Stations here but Churches may use their own format.

www.churchofengland.org/media/41155/tslent.pdf

We have a Churches Together programme which is an ecumenical initiative and Stations are a good means for us to get together. A couple of days ago I went to Stations at the local Roman Catholic Church where we had Anglicans and Methodists together with Catholics of the Regular Parish and the Ordinariate. We followed the traditional Stations. A return visit will be made to do Stations at an Anglican Church during Lent.
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In the Church of England we are free to use the same traditional 14 Stations that you use:

Pilate condemns Jesus to death
Jesus accepts his cross
Jesus falls the first time
Jesus meets his mother
Simon helps Jesus carry the cross
Veronica offers her veil to Jesus
Jesus falls the second time
Jesus speaks to the women of Jerusalem
Jesus falls the third time
Jesus is stripped of his garments
Jesus is nailed to the cross
Jesus dies on the cross
Jesus is taken down from the cross
Jesus is placed in the tomb

Stations based on popular devotion rather than Scripture (eg St Veronica wiping Our Lord's face) may be replaced by Stations based on Scripture if required.

Church of England Stations here but Churches may use their own format.

www.churchofengland.org/media/41155/tslent.pdf

We have a Churches Together programme which is an ecumenical initiative and Stations are a good means for us to get together. A couple of days ago I went to Stations at the local Roman Catholic Church where we had Anglicans and Methodists together with Catholics of the Regular Parish and the Ordinariate. We followed the traditional Stations. A return visit will be made to do Stations at an Anglican Church during Lent.
The stations are a very beautiful prayer and meditation. I didnot know that non-catholics prayed the stations, that is truly amazing and beautiful to read. I would bet it makes Our Lord very happy.http://forums.catholic.com/images/icons/icon7.gif
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One of the Bible study participants mentioned a Baptist church praying the stations of the cross. I did not follow up on that but will have to find out where it is and check it out.

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One of the Bible study participants mentioned a Baptist church praying the stations of the cross. I did not follow up on that but will have to find out where it is and check it out.
I am sure they do it without Icons or statues, (insert tongue deeply in cheek here, )
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Are there Protestant denominations that practice this?
If so, how is it different?
I know some Lutherans are known to do it (LCMS mainly) and Anglo-Catholics (part of my family) do it as well. I guess it all depends on how the parish runs and or the Bishop believes. Reformed Anglican does not but I could be wrong.
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Yes,a parish I attend does it too.
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Are there Protestant denominations that practice this?
If so, how is it different?
The Lutheran church I'm most familiar with (an ELCA congregation) has the traditional stations in their sanctuary and prays the stations on Good Friday. I don't think there is any difference from the Catholic practice.
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My UCC church goes through the Stations as part of our Good Friday service each year. I believe the list is the same as the Catholic one, although I'm not positive.
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