Sunday, April 8, 2018

What does Baseball and Stations of the Cross Have in Common?

A man in my class asked me why are the Stations of the Cross counterclockwise?

A search in google told me that no one knows. And the location doesn’t have to be counter clockwise.   In fact, one responder said his church had both positions—the downstairs chapel’s stations were clockwise and the upstairs church’s counterclockwise!

Since there is no definitive answer I can give you my theory. The Stations of the Cross are clockwise to the priest.  Think of a baseball field. The bases are
clockwise to the fans in the stands.  But to batter, the bases are counter clockwise.

What do you think?  

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