Wednesday, January 03, 2007

St. Anne's Shrine: The Stations of the Cross

These are the stations of the cross that are located in St. Anne's Shrine. They were constructed this year at the cost of RM 600,000 (USD 170,000; GBP 100,000) and were all made locally and were blessed and dedicated by Msgr. Stephen Liew, the Vicar General of the Diocese of Penang and Parish Priest of this Church. Debuting at last year's Feast, each of the stations were sponsored by generous benefactors who were tripping over themselves to sponsor the more popular stations such as the Resurrection and the Crucifixion. They were modeled after the one produced by Demetz studios in Italy.

Each image opens to a larger high-res version so do click on them if you're interested in a closer look.


Station 1: Jesus is condemned to death
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Station 2: Jesus receives the cross
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Station 3: Jesus falls for the first time
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Station 4: Jesus meets Mary, His Mother
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Station 5: Simon of Cyrene is forced to carry the cross
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Station 6: Veronica wipes the face of Jesus
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Station 7: Jesus falls for the second time
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7a

Station 8: Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem
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Station 9: Jesus falls for the third time
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Station 10: Jesus is stripped of his garments
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Station 11: Jesus is nailed to the cross
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Station 12: Jesus dies on the cross
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Station 13: Jesus is taken down from the cross.
This station is a replica of the Pieta of Michaelangelo.
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Station 14: Jesus is laid in the tomb
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Station 15: The Resurrection
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2 comments:

Sharon said...

All I can say is wow!!

Andrew said...

Yup. My sentiments exactly. =)

However, as in Jesus' day, there are still some people who think the cost prohibitive and wasteful, although all the stations were ultimately sponsored.

Oh well. You can please everyone all of the time.