Saint Brigid Religious Education
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West Hartford, CT 06110
Stations of The Cross
First Station: Jesus is condemned to death.
chief priests with the elders and the scribes, that is, the whole Sanhedrin,
held a council. They bound Jesus, led him away, and handed him over to
Pilate. “Are you the king of the Jews?” Pilate asked him. Jesus replied,
“You say so.”
The chief priests accused him of many things. Again Pilate questioned him,
“Have you no answer? See of how many things they accuse you!”
Jesus gave him no further answer. To that Pilate was amazed. Pilate,
wishing to satisfy the crowd, released Barabbas, and handed Jesus over to be
crucified. Mark 15: 1-5, 15.
The crowd in the streets were jubilant, they would see this man executed,
this preacher from Galilee who raised doubts about their faith.
Further away, Peter was sobbing after denying Jesus three times. Judas
returned to the elders of the city desperate to return their money. It was
too late. Judas fled to meet his own death.
In the courtyard, the procession was ready, the gates were opened. The
soldiers led the way, Jesus followed. He's weak, hardly able to stand but
with great dignity He moves forward.