The Stations of the Cross – The Eighth Station: Simon of Cyrene Helps Jesus to Carry His Cross

Luke 23:26 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. Reflection What a shock this must have been for Simon! After traveling almost a thousand miles from Cyrene in northern Africa [Read More...]

The Stations of the Cross – The Seventh Station: Jesus Takes Up the Cross

Mark 15:20 After mocking him, they stripped him of the purple cloak and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him out to crucify him. Reflection Jesus had said this would happen. For quite some time he had predicted his suffering and death. The first time came right after Peter confessed him to [Read More...]

The Stations of the Cross – The Sixth Station: Jesus is Scourged and Crowned with Thorns

Luke 22:63-65; John 19:2-3 Luke: Now the men who were holding Jesus began to mock him and beat him; they also blindfolded him and kept asking him, “Prophesy! Who is it that struck you?” They kept heaping many other insults on him. John: And the soldiers wove a crown of thorns and put it on [Read More...]

The Stations of the Cross – The Fifth Station: Jesus is Judged by Pilate

The Fifth Station: Jesus is Judged by Pilate Luke 23:13-25 Pilate then called together the chief priests, the leaders, and the people, and said to them, “You brought me this man as one who was perverting the people; and here I have examined him in your presence and have not found this man guilty of [Read More...]


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