JESUS FALLS THE FIRST TIME.


JESUS FALLS THE FIRST TIME. “The heavy Cross cuts and tears into Our Lord ‘s shoulders. The crowd has swollen into a multitude, and the legionaries can scarcely contain the angry, surging mob which, like a river that has burst its banks, flows through the streets and alleyways of Jerusalem. The worn out body of…

POPE FRANCIS’ MEDITATION ON JESUS’ WORDS: “I THIRST”.


POPE FRANCIS’ MEDITATION ON JESUS’ WORDS: “I THIRST”. Dear brethren in Christ, during the Ecumenical Prayer Gathering of Christians in Assisi, Pope Francis appealed to quench Jesus’ thirst which is heard again from “the voice of the suffering, the hidden cry of the little innocent ones to whom the light of this world is denied,…

The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ 5. THE CARRYING OF THE CROSS.


The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ 5. THE CARRYING OF THE CROSS “Pilate addressed them once more, desiring to release Jesus; but they shouted Out, “Crucify, crucify him!” “A third time he said to them, “Why, what evil has he done? I have found in him no crime deserving death; I will therefore chastise…

HOLY THURSDAY: “HE LOVED THEM TO THE END (Jn 13:1).”


HOLY THURSDAY: “HE LOVED THEM TO THE END (Jn 13:1)”   The Sacred Paschal Triduum begins during which the Church solemnly celebrates the greatest mysteries of our redemption by means of special celebrations of the Last Supper (Holy Thursday), the Passion and Death of Our Lord (Good Friday), and His Glorious Resurrection (Easter Vigil, Easter…

The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ 4. THE CROWNING WITH THORNS.


The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ 4. THE CROWNING WITH THORNS “And the soldiers plaited a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and arrayed him in a purple robe;  they came up to him, saying, ‘Hail, King of the Jews!’ and struck him with their hands. Pilate went out again, and…

The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ 3. THE SCOURGING AT THE PILLAR.


The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ 3. THE SCOURGING AT THE PILLAR. The chief priests and the scribes of the Sanhedrin found Jesus “guilty” of blasphemy. Out of hatred and pride, they wanted to put him to death. However, since permission for such execution to take place, Jesus was brought to the governing Roman…