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.
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The Crucifixion (Psalm 22:1-18)
Psalm 22, traditionally thought to be by King David, is a heartrending prayer for relief from suffering. From the gospels, however, we learn that the psalm is also a coded reference to the crucifixion of Christ. There are a number of reasons why this is. Firstly, St John’s gospel says that while Christ was being … Continue reading The Crucifixion (Psalm 22:1-18)
The Multiplication of the Loaves (John 6:1-15)
The miracle of the loaves and fishes, often referred to as the ‘Feeding of the Five Thousand’ is found in all four of the gospels (Matthew 14:13-21; Mark 6:31-44; Luke 9:12-17; John 6:1-15). In the story, Christ borrowed some loaves and fishes from a little boy, blessed and broke them, and then miraculously used them … Continue reading The Multiplication of the Loaves (John 6:1-15)