The stations are the work of the early Jesuits.
The falls were diversionary and designed to separate the Daughters of Jerusalem episode from the figure of Simon in the minds of the faithful.
The Veronica was specifically designed to counter claims made for the Turin Shroud.
The veil of Veronica may be regarded as depicting an ‘imago’ of Christ.
There are nine steps to Golgotha.
The figures stripping Jesus are performing an initiation.
The robe draped upon the cross is significant.