There are 12 Stations at six locations. Starting with Station One, enjoy the art, read the scripture, and reflect on the prompt. Directions for each Station and a song to listen to as you drive are found below.
Each of the six locations hold two Stations. As you visit, consider the artwork created by Lauren Wright Pittman.
The entire experience is designed to take approximately 45 minutes. Take your time and be considerate of others.
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Station One & Two
11355 Sheridan Blvd
Jesus in the
"Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, Sit here, while I go over there and pray. And taking with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be sorrowful and troubled. Then he said to them, My soul is very sorrowful, even to death; remain here, and watch with me. And going a little farther, he fell on his face and prayed, saying, My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will. And he came to the disciples and found them sleeping. And he said to Peter, So, could you not watch with me one hour? Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
- Matthew 26:36-41
In the garden, all Jesus wants is for his disciples to stay awake with Him in the midst of his despair, and they cannot. Instead, without them, Jesus shakes with grief as the sting of death draws close. Jesus cries out to God, but His longing for the cup to pass can't be granted, not if He wants to be with you. Jesus is without the comfort of His disciples, Jesus willingly
enters the way of sorrow.
Lord, as you invite me, please remind me of my weakness in following you.
Jesus is Betrayed
"And immediately, while He was still speaking, Judas came, one of the twelve, and with him a crowd with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders. Now the betrayer had given them a sign, saying, The one I will kiss is the man. Seize Him and lead Him away under guard. And when he came, he went up to Him at once and said, Rabbi! And he kissed Him. And they laid hands on Him and seized Him.
- Mark 14:43-46
Like a crow in the veil of darkness, Judas attempts to mask the intentions of his heart with the intimate act of a kiss. His kiss reminds us of the affection that once bound Judas to Jesus. Now, it signifies his unraveling —it ushers in violence and betrayal. Although Judas thinks his intentions are safely hidden, he is perched in the open. Jesus sees not just the kiss, but his treacherous heart.
Lord, teach me of my treacherous heart that is veiled by deceitful kisses.
Station Three & Four
11600 Quay Street #200
Jesus is Denied by Peter
"Now Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard. And a servant girl came up to him and said, You also were with Jesus the Galilean. But he denied it before them all, saying, I do not know what you mean. And when he went out to the entrance, another servant girl saw him, and she said to the bystanders, This man was with Jesus of Nazareth. And again he denied it with an oath: I do not know the man. After a little while the bystanders came up and said to Peter, Certainly you too are one of them, for your accent betrays you. Then he began to invoke a curse on himself and to swear, I do not know the man. And immediately, the rooster crowed. And Peter remembered the saying of Jesus, Before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times. And he went out and wept bitterly."
- Matthew 26:69-75
Jesus is denied three times. On the final denial, He caught Peter's eye. That pain pierces Jesus' heart. Still, this pain of rejection was not as deep as the sorrow He felt for Peter. That sorrow drove Jesus to continue. At this moment, his only companion left was the Father, that father walking step-by-step with His son toward the deepest of denials.
Lord, more than three times, I've denied you. Teach me to be sorry.
Jesus is Judged
by Pontius Pilate
"And as soon as it was morning, the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council. And they bound Jesus and led Him away and delivered Him over to Pilate. And Pilate asked Him, Are you the King of the Jews? And He answered him, You have said so. And the chief priests accused him of many things. And Pilate again asked Him, Have you no answer to make? See how many charges they bring against you. But Jesus made no further answer, so that Pilate was amazed...
...So Pilate, wishing to satisfy the crowd, released for them Barabbas, and having scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified."
- Mark 15:1-5,15
Many thought the Messiah was to be a strong and powerful rebellion commander. Kings and governors feared He would be a threat to their crown. But Jesus was the servant leader. He spent his days serving the weeping, the poor, and the meek. Jesus was condemned to death for a sort of conquesting crown He did not wear. He had come to wipe the tears from our eyes.
Lord, teach me to love as you love.
Station Five & Six
12660 Winona Circle
Jesus is Crowned
"Then Pilate took Jesus and flogged him. And the soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on His head and arrayed Him in a purple robe. They came up to Him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews! and struck Him with their hands."
- John 19:6
There is a boldness of violence in this passage that you cannot skip over. To strike someone across the face requires looking someone in the eyes. It requires facing the recipient of your mockery and witnessing your effect first-hand. It is a brazen and intimate act of violence.
Jesus’ power is mocked by the soldiers who craft a crown —a crown made of thorns intended to protect what is precious was now inflicting pain on the most precious.
Jesus, you made me to praise you and yet I inflict such pain. I am sorry.
"When the chief priests and the officers saw Him, they cried out, Crucify Him, crucify Him! Pilate said to them, Take Him yourselves and crucify Him, for I find no guilt in Him.”
- John 19:6
"They cried out, Away with Him, away with Him, crucify Him! Pilate said to them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar. So he delivered him over to them to be crucified.
So they took Jesus, and He went out, bearing His own cross, to the place called The Place of a Skull, which in Aramaic is called Golgotha."
- John 19:15-17
Jesus not only bears the physical weight of the cross, but he also bears the weight of creation, for all of creation was groaning. Imagine His arms contorted behind Him, grasping the edges of the cross, trying to balance the weight of it all. Trying to walk to an even more painful future.
Lord, thank you for bearing that which could only crush me. I come to you with my sin.
Station Seven & Eight
11779 Gray Way
Westminster, CO 80020
Jesus meets the
women of Jerusalem
"And there followed Him a great multitude of the people and of women who were mourning and lamenting for Him. But turning to them Jesus said, Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. For behold, the days are coming when they will say, ‘Blessed are the barren and the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!’ Then they will begin to say to the mountains, ‘Fall on us,’ and to the hills, ‘Cover us.’ For if they do these things when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?”
- Luke 23:27-31
Their best Friend, the Healer of their sick, the Lover of their children, was about to be put to death, so they wail and lament. Yet, in tender pity, Jesus cares for them amid His own suffering. Jesus wished them to save their tears for greater worries. Soon the "Daughter of Jerusalem" would be ravaged by Romans. These mothers' children would cry out and Jesus, in tender pity, would tend to their tears as well.
Lord, thank you for tending to my suffering in sweet compassion.
"And when they came to the place that is called The Skull, there they crucified him, and the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. And Jesus said, Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. And they cast lots to divide his garments."
- Luke 23:33-34
Jesus’ willingness to suffer in the face of such grotesque brutality is astounding. Imagine Him flexing his fists in unspeakable pain as the nails are driven into His wrists. His clenched fist symbolizes a sort of opposition to the sin that would keep Him from His beloved. This same clenched fist against sin would one day be open to Thomas.
Lord, thank you for taking the nail. Thank you for your power made perfect in love.
Station Nine & Ten
5950 W 108th Avenue
Westminster, CO 80020
" One of the criminals who were hanged railed at Him, saying, Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us! But the other rebuked him, saying, Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? And we indeed justly, for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds, but this man has done nothing wrong. And he said, Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom. And he said to him, Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.”
- Luke 23:39-43
While speaking to the good thief, Imagine Jesus’ hand outstretched beneath the brilliant sun radiating oranges, reds, and yellows. It takes great strength to find beauty in the midst of such darkness and pain. What more can He do other than offer another hope and light on their journey? Jesus’ ministry on earth was about bringing the Kingdom of God into the here and now. He continues his ministry in His last moments by offering hope to the good thief. He assures him that they will be together beyond the pain, beyond the ceasing of their breath. The Kingdom of God is near—so close he can almost reach out and touch it.”
Lord, may I daily see your hand reaching out to me.
Jesus Speaks to His Beloved
"...Standing by the cross of Jesus were His mother and His mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw His mother and the disciple whom He loved standing nearby, He said to His mother, Woman, behold, your son! Then He said to the disciple, Behold, your mother! And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.
At this moment, Jesus has been betrayed, denied, falsely accused, struck, flogged, mocked, humiliated, spiked, and hung. He holds Himself up to breathe and sees His mother. She is surely confused and certainly swimming in sorrow. In the midst of his suffering, He Gently tends to her needs.
Lord, thank you that I can see myself as Mary. Thank you that you call me, your beloved.
Station Eleven & Twelve
11812 Eaton Way
Westminster, CO 80020
Jesus Dies on
"It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour, while the sun's light failed. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, Father, into your hands, I commit my spirit! And having said this He breathed his last."
The sun has to go away; light is not welcome in this moment. The curtains of the temple tear like the heart of God for His son. I wonder if Jesus’ voice becomes distorted and weathered. I wonder if they can see His chest drop and his eyes fade. It was dark for everyone.
Lord, so that I might grasp the brilliance of your light, let me know the darkness of that moment.
Jesus is Placed in the Tomb
"When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who also was a disciple of Jesus. He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate ordered it to be given to him. And Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen shroud and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had cut in the rock. And he rolled a great stone to the entrance of the tomb and went away."
- Matthew 27:57-60
Hope is dead. The silence of the moment must have been haunting for Joseph. As the stone was rolled in its place he walked away from something too great to understand. And so he walked away not knowing how the body that lay in His own grave would one day enable his own body to rise a new.
Lord, thank you for the quiet. Thank you for your stillness, that your body lay so still that it pierced the very hope of man. Thank you that you did not stay still for long.
Before rushing back to your typical rhythm take some time to listen, walk, pray, or reflect on the way of sorrow Jesus walked for you.
My Saviors Love - Matt Boswell
"For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich."
- 2 Corinthians 8:9