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Monthly Archives: March 2018

JESUS CONDEMNED TO THE DEATH OF THE CROSS

Written on March 30, 2018 at 5:31 pm, by

Pilate, who was not seeking the truth but a way out of difficulty, now became more undecided than ever. His conscience reproached him: “Jesus is innocent.” His wife said: “Jesus is holy.” His superstition whispered: “He is an enemy of thy gods.” His cowardice cried out: “He is Himself a god, and He will avenge […]

THE SCOURGING OF JESUS

Written on March 30, 2018 at 5:20 pm, by

Pilate, the base, pusillanimous judge, had several times repeated the cowardly words: “I find no guilt in Him, therefore will I chastise Him and let Him go!” To which the Jews shouted no other response than, “Crucify Him! Crucify Him!” But Pilate, still hoping to carry out his first resolve not to condemn Jesus to […]

JESUS BEFORE HEROD

Written on March 30, 2018 at 4:41 pm, by

On the forum and in the streets through which Jesus was led to Herod, a constantly increasing crowd was gathered, composed of the inhabitants from the neighbor- ing places and the whole country around, come up for the feast. The most hostile Pharisees in the whole land had taken their places with their own people […]

JESUS MOCKED AND INSULTED

Written on March 30, 2018 at 4:29 pm, by

As soon as Caiaphas, having delivered Jesus to the soldiers, left the judgment hall with his Council, the very scum of the miscreants present fell like a swarm of infuri- ated wasps upon Our Lord, who until then had been held fast by two of the four executioners that guided the ropes with which He […]

JESUS BEFORE CAIAPHAS

Written on March 30, 2018 at 4:21 pm, by

Amid frantic cries of mockery, with pushing and drag- ging and casting of mud. Jesus was led into the atrium, where, instead of the unbridled rage of the mob, were heard the dull muttering and whispering of restrained rage. Turning to the right on entering, the procession faced the tribunal. When Jesus passed Peter and […]

JESUS LED FROM ANNAS TO CAIAPHAS

Written on March 30, 2018 at 4:09 pm, by

When Jesus was being led to Annas, He had passed the house of Caiaphas. He was now conducted back to it by a road that ran diagonally between the two. They were scarcely three hundred paces apart. The road, which ran between high walls and rows of small houses belonging to the judgment hall of […]

JESUS BEFORE ANNAS

Written on March 30, 2018 at 3:28 pm, by

It was toward midnight when Jesus was led through the brilliantly lighted courtyard into the palace of Annas. He was conducted to a hall as large as a small church. At the upper end opposite the entrance on a high gallery, or platform, under which people could come and go, sat Annas surrounded by twenty-eight […]

MEANS TAKEN BY JESUS’ ENEMIES FOR CARRYING OUT THEIR DESIGNS. GLANCE AT JERUSALEM AT THIS HOUR

Written on March 30, 2018 at 3:07 pm, by

As soon as Jesus was taken into custody, Annas and Caiaphas were informed of the fact and they began ac- tively to arrange their plans. The courts were lighted up and all the entrances provided with guards. Messengers were despatched to all parts of the city to summon the members of the Council, the Scribes, […]

THE ARREST OF THE LORD

Written on March 30, 2018 at 2:40 pm, by

When Jesus with the three Apostles went out upon the road between Gethsemani and the Garden of Olives, there appeared at the entrance, about twenty paces ahead, Judas and the band of soldiers, between whom a quarrel had arisen, Judas wanted to separate from the soldiers and go forward alone to Jesus, as if he […]

JUDAS AND HIS BAND, THE WOOD OF THE CROSS

Written on March 30, 2018 at 2:32 pm, by

At the beginning of his treasonable career, Judas had really never looked forward to the result that followed upon it. He wanted to obtain the traitor’s reward and please the Pharisees by pretending to deliver Jesus into their hands, but he had never counted on things going so far, he never dreamed of Jesus’ being […]