Stations of the Cross Coloring Posters
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Invite your community on a journey following the footsteps of Christ with our Stations of the Cross Coloring Posters. The eight coloring posters will immerse your community in the biblical account of the last days and hours of Jesus' life.
Whether you're looking for an intergenerational program, a communal art activity or something unique for your community to do together, our Stations of the Cross Coloring Posters provide a creative, engaging, and participatory way for people to connect with faith.
If you're looking to add additional activities or programs to the coloring posters, consider purchasing our Stations of the Cross Devotional Guide here.
- The eight posters are 24"x36".
- Your download will include the digital files and printing instructions.
Your purchase includes both Adobe Illustrator (AI files) and Adobe Acrobat (PDF files) versions of the posters. After your purchase, you will immediately receive a download link to get your zip file. Detailed instructions will come with the download as to how we suggest getting the posters printed. If you have the files printed somewhere like Staples, we recommend having them printed as engineering prints (and specifically asking for "engineering prints" and not "posters"), as that is the most inexpensive option available. You can learn more about engineering prints here.
Ideas for Using Our Coloring Posters
If you're wondering how to use these coloring posters, you can get some great ideas from these blog posts.
- Ways to Use Our Large Coloring Posters: Ten Creative Ideas
- How Churches Use Our Advent Coloring Posters
Additional Poster Details
The Scriptural Form of the Stations of the Cross: Given that the Illustrated Ministry community comes from over 75 different denominations, some of whom may not be familiar with the Stations of the Cross, we decided to go with the scriptural form of the Stations of the Cross, which Pope John Paul II introduced on Good Friday 1991.
The stations are listed below, along with their accompanying scriptural reference. You'll notice that we are also including a 15th Station which celebrates the resurrection of Jesus.
- Station 1: Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane (Matthew 26:36-41)
- Station 2: Jesus, Betrayed by Judas, is Arrested (Mark 14:43-46)
- Station 3: Jesus is Condemned by the Sanhedrin (Luke 22:66-71)
- Station 4: Jesus is Denied by Peter (Matthew 26:69-75)
- Station 5: Jesus is Judged by Pilate (Mark 15:1-5, 15)
- Station 6: Jesus is Scourged and Crowned with Thorns (John 19:1-3)
- Station 7: Jesus Bears the Cross (John 19:6, 15-17)
- Station 8: Jesus is Helped by Simon the Cyrenian to Carry the Cross (Mark 15:21)
- Station 9: Jesus Meets the Women of Jerusalem (Luke 23:27-31)
- Station 10: Jesus is Crucified (Luke 23:33-34)
- Station 11: Jesus Promises His Kingdom to the Good Thief (Luke 23:39-43)
- Station 12: Jesus Speaks to His Mother and the Disciples (John 19:25-27)
- Station 13: Jesus Dies on the Cross (Luke 23:44-46)
- Station 14: Jesus is Placed in the Tomb (Matthew 27:57-60)
- Station 15: The Resurrection of Jesus (Mark 16:1-6)
If you do a google search for "Stations of the Cross Coloring Pages" - we think you'll see why we felt there was a need for a re-envisioning of the stations in a way that could be accessible to children (and "children at heart"). Each poster takes an aspect from the accompanying scripture and focuses on that specific piece of the narrative. So whether it's a tear from Jesus' eye (Station 1), a close-up of Judas giving Jesus a kiss (Station 2) or Peter's arms crossed as he denies knowing Jesus (Station 4), the illustrations will draw you into the story in a way that some of the kitschy cartoons of the past aren't able to.
More Stations of the Cross Resources
- Stations of the Cross Worship Videos: Highly visual and engaging worship videos that can be used to create a meaningful experience during Holy Week.
- Stations of the Cross Interactive Reflection Booklet
- Stations of the Cross Coloring Pages: Our 8.5×11 coloring pages include both the poster illustrations, as well as a simplified design for our youngest coloring friends or those who prefer less detail to color
- Stations of the Cross Devotional Guide: While you could go through this devotional guide without purchasing the coloring posters or pages, this guide is meant to accompany the coloring >posters and coloring pages.
- Easter Resurrection Coloring Page & Poster: This poster focuses on the resurrection and can be used for Easter.