The Stations of the Resurrection – Great Focus for the Easter Season

Have you heard of the Resurrection? They’re also know as “Via Lucis“, “Stations of Light“, or “The Way of the Light“. There are 14 stations, and they the counterpart to the Stations of the Cross. Every station is something that happened between Easter and Pentecost, while the risen Jesus was walking around alive on the earth. 

Here is a list of the stations of light. For some of them I have a dedicated article with kid’s activities for that station, and so those ones have links. For the others, I am still working to fill it in! 🙂

Stations of the Resurrection (Via Lucis)

  1. Jesus Rises From the Dead (Matthew 28:1-10)
  2. The Finding of the Empty Tomb (John 20:1-10)
  3. The Risen Lord Appears to Mary Magdalene (John 20:11-18)
  4. Jesus Appears on the Road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-27)
  5. Jesus is Known at the Breaking of Bread (Luke 24:28-35)
  6. Jesus Appears to His Disciples in Jerusalem (Luke 24:36-43)
  7. Jesus Gives the Disciples the Power to Forgive Sins (John 20:19-23)
  8. Jesus Strengthens the Faith of Thomas (John 20:24-29)
  9. Jesus Appears by the Sea of Tiberias (John 21:1-14)
  10. Jesus Tell Peter to Feed His Sheep (Primacy of Peter) (John 21:15-17, 19b)
  11. Jesus Commissions the Disciples on the Mountain (Matthew 28:16-20)
  12. Jesus Ascends into Heaven (Acts 1:6-12a)
  13. Mary and the Disciples Wait in Prayer (Acts 1:12-14)
  14. The Holy Spirit Descends at Pentecost (Acts 2:1-13)

You can go through with prayers for each station (just like the stations of the cross). Here’s a pdf you can print to go through the stations.
 
Also, I highly recommend printing this set of Stations of the Resurrection with art for meditation from Family at Feast and Feria. They’re beautiful and free to print- I love my set! I printed them, laminated them, and put mine on a ring.
 
 
Your kids can also watch this video that includes many of the stations and is totally free on YouTube. I love these little videos! Funny and interesting- not boring or overly corny like most videos I find. 

I made this Easter Symbol Tea that goes through all of the Stations of the Resurrection.

Look To Him And Be Radiant has a free printable coloring book for the stations of light! Scroll to the bottom of the post for the link.

Also from Look To Him And Be Radiant, check out this free printable craft that looks like a sunshine! So. cute!!!

And she also, ALSO has a set of stations of the resurrection eggs and a stations of light story bag. Super cool stuff. Check it all out.

My printable Easter peg dolls were designed specifically to go through the entire Easter season, with characters for all of the stations of light.

printable pentecost peg doll

Remember, it’s still the Easter season until Pentecost! We observed lent for 40 days- we may as well celebrate for all 50 days of the Easter season as well! 🙂

Comments

  1. Wow, Lacey, thanks so much for the Stations of the Resurrection tips! I am going to pass them on to my readers with links to you. This is a valuable resource!

  2. Lacy, thank you for much for all your work. I love it all! I wanted to let you know that the link for the Faith and Family Via Lucis resource for children is not working. Thanks again!

  3. Thanks so much Lacy – I used your Resurrection Set with my Yr 3/4 Scripture class and had them silently engrossed! It was awesome xx

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