The Fourth Sorrowful Mystery of the Rosary is the Carrying of the Cross. It's a meditation on how Christ was made to carry the cross through the streets of Jerusalem to the place where he was crucified.
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After being sentenced to death, Christ was ordered to carry his cross to the hill outside Jerusalem where he was to be crucified. At the time, this was standard practice for criminals. Christ probably only carried the heavy cross-beam, rather than the entire cross. The beam would then have been fixed onto an upright stake … Continue reading Christ carries his cross (John 19:16-17)