During Holy Week we follow Christ from his triumphant entrance into Jerusalem to the foot of the Cross as sorrowful bystanders to His Passion and Death, before rolling back the stone of the empty tomb to witness the joy of the Resurrection.
Jesus was violently stripped by the executioners.
The disciples carried the body of Jesus to bury it.
Jesus was weak in the extreme when he fell the third time
The women wept with compassion at seeing Jesus
Veronica, seeing Jesus so ill-used, wiped his face.
Simon of Cyrene helps Christ carry his Cross
When Jesus falls the first time, he is so weakened he could scarcely walk
Jesus accepts His Cross and offers to his Father the death he was about to undergo.
Consider how Jesus Christ, after being scourged and crowned with thorns, was unjustly condemned by Pilate to die on the cross.
Consider the second fall of Jesus under the Cross; a fall which renews the pain of all the wounds in his head and members.
What happened on Holy Saturday after the Death of Jesus?
Cardinal Nichols invites us to meditate on the Stations of the Cross