Jesus receives the cross

Jesus receives his cross

We adore you O Christ and praise you
Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world

So they took Jesus and carrying the cross by himself he went to what is called the Place of the Skull, which in Hebrew is called Golgotha.


Not only was he going to be put to death, but he had to carry the means of his execution! This seems particularly cruel - like the man facing the firing squad being made to carry the rifles and ammunition box. The weight must have been considerable. He must have become very quickly exhausted.

O Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us(x3)

Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est
(Where charity and love are, God is there)

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