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10. End

One of the Lenten devotions used by many Christian faith communities, including the Episcopal Church, as a means of meditating on Jesus's suffering prior to and during the Crucifixion is known as the Way of the Cross. Developed by pilgrims to Jerusalem, it afforded early Christians a way of offering prayers at a series of locations or "stations" in that city associated with Jesus's final hours. The number of these stations finally became fixed at fourteen but as only eight are based directly on scenes recorded in the Gospels, in some traditions the other six are often omitted today (numbers 3,4,6,7,9,and 13.) This devotion is often referred to as the Stations of the Cross.

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Taken on June 24, 2006