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The Way of the Cross

 

JESUS IS CONDEMNED TO DEATH

So when Pilate saw that he could do nothing, but rather that a riot was beginning, he took some water and washed his hands before the crowd, saying, “I am innocent of this man’s blood; see to it yourselves.” Then the people as a whole answered, “His blood be on us and on our children!” So he released Barabbas for them; and after flogging Jesus, he handed him over to be crucified.                                                                             (Matthew 27.24-26)  

JESUS IS MOCKED BY THE SOLDIERS AND TAKES UP HIS CROSS

Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the governor’s headquarters, and they gathered the whole cohort around him. They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, and after twisting some thorns into a crown, they put it on his head. They put a reed in his right hand and knelt before him and mocked him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!” They spat on him  and took the reed and struck him on the head. After mocking him, they stripped him of the robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him away to crucify him.                                                                                             (Matthew 27.27-31)  

JESUS FALLS UNDER THE WEIGHT OF THE CROSS

Surely he has borne our infirmities and carried our diseases; yet we accounted him stricken, struck down by god, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the punishment that made us whole, and by his bruises we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have all turned to our own way, and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.                                                                                                 (Isaiah 53.4-6)

JESUS MEETS HIS MOTHER

Then Simeon blessed them and said to his mother Mary, “This child is destined for the falling and the rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be opposed so that the inner thoughts of many will be revealed—and a sword will pierce your own soul too.”                                                                                                (Luke 2.34-35)  

THE CRUCIFIXION OF JESUS        

As they led him away, they seized a man, Simon of Cyrene, who was coming from the country, and they laid the cross on him, and made him carry it behind Jesus.  A great number of the people followed him, and among them were women who were beating their breasts and wailing for him. But Jesus turned to them and said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.”                                                                                                  (Luke 23.26-28)