November 22, 2017

The Fourteenth Station: Jesus Is Laid In The Tomb

Scripture Now there was a man named Joseph, a member of the Council, a good and upright man, who had not consented to their decision and action. He came from the Judean town of Arimathea, and he himself was waiting for the kingdom of God.  Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus’ body. Then he took it down, […]

The Thirteenth Station: Jesus’ Body is Removed From the Cross

Scripture “Now it was the day of Preparation, and the next day was to be a special Sabbath. Because the Jews did not want the bodies left on the crosses during the Sabbath, they asked Pilate to have the legs broken and the bodies taken down. The soldiers therefore came and broke the legs of […]

The Twelfth Station: Jesus Dies On The Cross

Scripture From noon to three, the whole earth was dark. Around mid-afternoon Jesus groaned out of the depths, crying loudly, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?” Some bystanders who heard him said, “He’s calling for Elijah.” One of them ran and got a sponge soaked in […]

The Eleventh Station: Jesus is Nailed to the Cross

Scripture “They brought Jesus to the place called Golgotha (which means The Place of the Skull). Then they offered him wine mixed with myrrh, but he did not take it. And they crucified him …” (Mark 15:22-24, with references in Meditation to Genesis 22:1-18, Zechariah 13:1, Matthew 27:33-44, Mark 15:22-32, Luke 23:32-43, John 19:18-24, 2 […]

Tenth Station: Jesus Is Stripped Of His Garments

Scripture And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots. (Matthew 27: 35, NIV. See also Genesis 3: 7 and Matthew 21:18.) Meditation Jesus is at the top Skull […]

The Ninth Station: Jesus Falls the Third Time

Scripture “He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not” (Isaiah 53:3 NIV). “In bringing many sons to glory, it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make […]

The Eighth Station: Jesus Meets The Women Of Jerusalem

Scripture A huge crowd of people followed, along with women weeping and carrying on. At one point Jesus turned to the women and said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, don’t cry for me. Cry for yourselves and for your children. The time is coming when they’ll say, ‘Lucky the women who never conceived! Lucky the wombs that […]

The Seventh Station: Jesus Falls the Second Time

Scripture “Surely our griefs He Himself bore, And our sorrows He carried; Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken, Smitten of God, and afflicted. But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, And by His scourging we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:4,5 with […]

The Sixth Station: Veronica Wipes The Face Of Jesus

Scripture But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by everyone, despised by the people. All who see me mock me; they hurl insults, shaking their heads. “He trusts in the LORD,” they say, “let the LORD rescue him. Let him deliver him, since he delights in him.” (Psalm 22: 6-8, NIV. Also […]

The Fifth Station: Simon of Cyrene Carries the Cross

Scripture “A certain man from Cyrene, Simon, the Father of Alexander and Rufus, was passing by on his way in from the country, and they forced him to carry the cross” (Mark 15:21 with references in the Meditation to Exodus 12:1-36, Matthew 16:24, Luke 23:26, Romans 16:13). Meditation Jesus staggers. The cross beam he is […]