Introduction of the Way of Cross Projects:
Trevi has undertaken many religious statues projects. In particular, our fourteen marble sculptures have been well received and recognized by customers. Trevi’s artists carve a range of high-quality marble religious sculptures for clients. Especially our artists are very religious towards Jesus sculptures. After decades of constant practice, our artists are sure to provide you with Catholic sculptures to your liking.
What is the Way of Cross?
The Way of the Cross is a religious activity of Catholicism. This event recreates the crucifixion of Jesus. And the Way of the Cross is also called “Worship of the Way of the Cross” or “Good Work of the Holy Way”. This activity mainly takes place during Lent. In the 17th century, St. Leonard Of Port Maurice began to preach the homage to the Cross.
The fourteen places of the Way of the Cross in Jerusalem are the way for believers, etc., to remember and pilgrimage. Moreover, this scene describes the way that Jesus carried the cross and went to the execution ground to parade to the public. The first is where Jesus was whipped. Then he carried the cross through the street where he fell three times. And these places have circular commemorative marks. The road twists and turns along the way and has many steps. Most of these roads are alleys that could not pass cars. In addition, the last hillside was the execution ground of that year. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre was built here in the fourth century AD and is one of the main places of pilgrimage for the faithful.
First Station: Pilate Condemns Jesus to Die.
The site is now near the Omalia Secondary School in Jerusalem. Every Friday afternoon, the Franciscoulds gather in the square of Omalia Middle School for a service commemorating the Way of the Cross. And, they’ll go back and forth from place to place along with the holy signs of Jesus. What it tells us is that when Jesus testified for the truth, what he got was not a manifestation of the truth, but a false accusation from the elders. When he wanted to get justice with the law, he got Pilate’s unjust judgment. When he hoped that the world would release him with justice, he was met with a request to “crucify him.”
Second Station: Jesus Accepts His Cross.
The cross in our life often makes us breathless and makes us feel restless and complain. But, you know what? Without saying a word, Jesus has willingly carried the heaviest cross for us. Whenever we complain about the weight of the cross on our backs. We could look at the crosses of the terminally ill, cancer, leprosy, AIDS, poor and helpless. The heavy cross in our lives is the best time to practice our faith in Jesus.
Third Station: Jesus Falls The First Time.
Jesus was humiliated for our sins. And, he was abandoned. In addition, Jesus fell and was wounded for our sake while walking down this path of suffering. Whenever we think about this, do we have a grateful heart, thanking the time for a good life.
Fourth Station: Jesus Meets His Afflicted, Mother.
Here Jesus met his own mother, the circular markings are on the street wall. Jesus gave his life to the world. However, he could not even take care of his most beloved mother and had to entrust it to the disciples. We should also take care of the weak, the poor, the old, and the lonely.
Fifth Station: Simon Helps Jesus Carry the Cross.
There was Simon of Cyrene, the father of Alexander and Rufus. He came from the field and was passing by when they forced him to carry the cross of Jesus. As believers, we are to “carry our cross and follow Jesus”. Remember every time we clothe the naked and feed the hungry. Then we are Simon, and we lend a small helping hand to those around us in need. We are the ones who helped Jesus take up the cross and follow him.
Sixth Station: Veronica Offers Her Veil to Jesus.
Now, a chapel of the Little Sisters of Jesus is built on this site. The Bible does not record the name of this holy woman. She is probably just like you and me, a humble mortal. She was powerless to stop the chief priest’s conspiracy. She was also powerless to change Pilardo’s sentence. And she was powerless to help Jesus carry that heavy cross. So she chose only what she could do – wipe the sweat and dirt from Jesus’ face. She gave Jesus the dignity he deserved before he died.
Seventh Station: Jesus Falls the Second Time.
We tend to be quick to judge others based on their appearance, our own ignorance of things, or some preconceived notions. However, these premature judgments get in the way of opportunities for others and prevent us to know them.
Eighth Station: Jesus Speaks to The Woman.
The pain of Jesus is truly worth the cry of the world. Well, women aren’t immune either. But Jesus wants us to see that the reason for his suffering is my sin. Think of how many women weep over the sins of their children, husbands, or fathers. How do we feel when we see this? The earth, the mother of the earth, is also impoverished by our own desires. Are we going to continue to run rampant and hurt Mother Earth?
Ninth Station: Jesus fell for the third time.
In the journey of life, we would inevitably get tired and fall. However, Jesus continues to care for us, giving us the strength to start again. Jesus fell again and again while carrying the cross, and rose again and again. All this tells us that he would share the burden of our lives and accompany us through the tortuous journey.
Tenth Station: Jesus is Stripped of His Garments.
Jesus was completely naked from the soles of his feet to the top of his head. And his whole body was covered with scars. In addition, to the place where Jesus was stripped, go up the stairs to the right of the picture to reach the Chapel where Jesus was stripped. This shows that Jesus was indifferent to his life and even discarded his clothes one by one before he died.
Eleventh Station: Jesus is Nailed to the Cross.
Inside the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre, the Latin main altar of the mosaic marks the place where Jesus was crucified in 1938. Jesus has been nailed to the cross, could we feel the pain? However, the saddest thing about Jesus was not his suffering, but his greed for the soldiers. We are angry at the insults and exploitation of Jesus by the soldiers!
Twelfth Station: Jesus Dies Upon the Cross.
This scene is currently in the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre. Greek altars are decorated in an oriental style. Moreover, the small sub-altar is decorated with a wooden statue.
Thirteenth Station: Jesus is Taken Down from the Cross.
There was a man named Joseph, a congressman. He was also a disciple of Jesus. He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. He removed the body from the cross and placed it on the anointing stone for pre-burial treatment. Jesus’ mother was there.
Fourteenth Station: Jesus is Placed in the Sepulcher.
When Joseph received the body of Jesus, he wrapped him in a white burial cloth and laid it in a new tomb he had cut out of the rock for himself. And, he rolled a large stone to the entrance of the tomb. This is also the place where Jesus was resurrected and is the most sacred place for people to believe.
Trevi Uses High-quality Marble:
Trevi’s religious sculptures are made of high-quality marble. Especially our artists are very demanding on sculpture. First of all, the marble we choose is pure natural marble. Secondly, our marbles are all A grades. Therefore, you could clearly see that the visual effect of these religious figures’ sculptures is very comfortable. Of course, these marble sculptures were also used for a long time.
There is no doubt that choosing Trevi’s religious sculptures would be your best choice. We could carve this set of fourteen Jesus sculptures for you. Contact us today and Trevi could provide you with a range of engraving details.