Watch and Pray along with a New Cathedral Stations of the Cross Video
This year Stations of the Cross videotaped in the Cathedral are available on the Cathedral You Tube channel beginning at 1pm on Ash Wednesday, February 17, 2021. Watch and pray with our Virtual Stations of the Cross on Fridays of Lent, or whenever you wish to make this devotion.
St. Matthew's traditionally has celebrated the Stations of the Cross in the form adopted by Pope Saint John Paul II. Our Virtual Cathedral Stations of the Cross are the original result of a collaborative writing and recording project of St. Matthew's Cathedral Parish Community.
The Stations of the Cross set in the marble walls of the Cathedral were made in Italy in 1893, and were a gift from Colonel Jerome Bonaparte, a grandnephew of Napoleon, and his wife Caroline, who lived in Baltimore. Originally framed and polychromed, the ceramic stations eventually were set into the marble walls of the Cathedral. In the early 1960s they were repainted a creamy white and detailed with gold.
Origin of the Stations of the Cross, by Deacon Bartholomew J. Merella, M.T.S.
For a better understanding of how we inherited this beautiful devotion,click below to read Deacon Merella's updated website article, "Origins of the Stations of the Cross:"