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Stations of The Cross

Second Station: Jesus receives the Cross

Jesus started out, bearing his own cross, going to the place called the place of a skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha.

Although he was a Son, he learned obedience through what he suffered. Like a lamb he was being led to the slaughter; and like a sheep that before its shearers is mute, so he opened not his mouth.

When the chief priests and the guards saw Jesus they cried out, “Crucify him, crucify him!” Pilate said to them, “Take him yourselves and crucify him. I find no guilt in him.”

His wife had sent word to him, "Have nothing to do with this righteous man. I have suffered much over him in a dream." (Mat. 27,19).

He had to do something so as not to appear weak. They cried out, “Take him away, take him away! Crucify him!”  Pilate said to them, “Shall I crucify your king?” The chief priests answered, “We have no king but Caesar.” He tried everything he could think of. He offered Barabbas but the crowd wouldn't hear of it.

He washed his hands in front of the crowd saying, "I am innocent of this righteous man's blood, see to it yourselves!" (Mat. 27,24). He turned Jesus over to his soldiers to be crucified. So they took Jesus, and carrying the cross himself he went out to what is called the Place of the Skull, in Hebrew, Golgotha. John 19: 6, 15-17.

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