Mary turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?” Thinking he was the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have removed him, tell me where you have put him, and I will take him away.” Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to him in Hebrew, “Rabbouni!”
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The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid! I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has been raised, as he promised he would be. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has been raised from the dead and now he is going ahead of you to Galilee. There you will see him.’
They put him to death by hanging him on a tree, but God raised him to life on the third day and allowed him to be seen not by all the people but by witnesses who were chosen by God in advance—by us who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead.
This mosaic tells the story of the Prophet Jonah, who – like Christ – was from Galilee. Jonah lived during the reign of King Jeroboam II of Israel, in the 8th century BC (2 Kings 14:25). His ministry, which is described in the book named after him, reflects several themes – reluctance to serve God, … Continue reading Jonah and the Whale (Jonah 2:1-10)
The Stations of the Cross are a series of fourteen scenes that gradually tell the story of how Jesus carried the cross to his death. Sometimes, the devotion is known as the ‘Way of the Cross’ or the 'Way of Sorrows'. For centuries, Catholics have prayerfully meditated on the Passion of Christ during Lent by … Continue reading The Stations of the Cross for Lent 2022
The 12th station pictures the death of Jesus. For the three hours Christ hung upon the cross, he was a model of love, duty and prayer.
In the first station we see Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor of Judaea, sentencing Christ to death. Christ was then led away to be crucified.
The second station pictures Christ accepting the weight of the cross onto his wounded shoulders. This marked the start of his journey to Golgotha, the hill on which he was to be crucified.
The third station pictures Christ losing his strength and falling to the ground under the heavy weight of the cross. This was due to his earlier ordeals, which had left him wounded, weak and covered in blood.
As Christ made his way through the city, tradition has it that he briefly met his mother along the way. Her presence at his Passion had been prophesied by Simeon.