April 22, 2011

Good Friday - Way of the Cross and Crucifixion

(Suggested) TIME LINE of the PASSION, DEATH and BURIAL

Holy Thursday
5:00pm Jesus Celebrates His Last Supper
8:00 Jesus washes the feet of his apostles, gives his beautiful instruction, and institutes the Most Holy Sacrament and the Sacred Priesthood.
9:00 Jesus goes to the Garden of Olives with his disciples
10:00 Jesus prays for all sinners in the Garden
11:00 His most sacred Agony

Good Friday
Midnight The Sweating of Blood
1:00am Jesus is betrayed by Judas with a Kiss

2:00 Jesus is taken to Annas, father-in-law to Caiphas, the High Priest
3:00 Jesus is sent bound Caiphas.

4:00 Jesus is blindfolded, struck and scoffed at. Peter denies Jesus 3 times.
5:00 Jesus is declared guilty of death before the Council.
6:00 Jesus is taken to Pilate who asks if He is a King.

7:00 Pilate send Jesus to Herod where He is mocked.

8:00 Herod send Jesus back to Pilate Barabbas is preferred to Him.

Herod washes his hands.

9:00 Pilate has Jesus scourged at the pillar.

10:00 Jesus is crowned with thorns and mocked as king.

11:00 Jesus is made to carry His Cross

(Traditional Stations of the Cross)

Jesus is condemned to death
Jesus is given his cross
Jesus falls the first time
Jesus meets His Mother
Simon of Cyrene carries the cross
Veronica wipes the face of Jesus
Jesus falls the second time
Jesus meets the daughters of Jerusalem
Jesus falls the third time
Jesus is stripped of His garments
Crucifixion: Jesus is nailed to the cross
Jesus dies on the cross
Jesus' body is removed from the cross (Deposition or Lamentation)
Jesus is laid in the tomb and covered in incense.

12:00 noon Jesus is stripped, nailed to the cross and crucified
1:00pm Jesus prays for his murderers

The Seven Last Words of Christ

Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.

Luke 23:34

Amen I say to thee: This day thou shalt be with me in paradise.

Luke 23:43

Woman, behold thy son. Son, behold thy mother.

John 19:26-27

My God, My God, what have you forsaken Me?

Matthew 27:46

I thirst.

John 19:28

It is consumated.

John 19:30

2:00 Jesus commends His spirit to His Father

Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.

Luke 23:46

3:00 Jesus dies

4:00 Jesus is pierced with a lance.

His Sacred Blood and Water flow from His side
5:00 Jesus is taken down from the cross and placed in the arms of his mother

6:00 Jesus is buried and left in the sepulcher

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