The Twelfth Station

Jesus Dies on the Cross

“Jesus gave a loud cry and breathed his last. The veil of the sanctuary was torn in two from top to bottom.”
(Matthew 15:37-38)

The film reminds us of the drama of the Crucifixion. The teardrop from heaven, the earthquake and the darkness remind us that Christ’s death cleaved time itself in two and left nothing unchanged. But if the destruction of our sins shook the cosmos, I must never forget what this means: Our sins are never merely private to start with. Their consequences are felt in heaven and on earth.

Pray this prayer from your heart: Dear Lord, the Crucifixion is the greatest sign of hope in the world. “For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor present things, nor future things, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38-39). Amen.

Pray one of each prayer: Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

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  1. Pilate Condemns Christ
  2.  Jesus Accepts His Cross
  3. Jesus Falls the First Time
  4. Jesus Meets His Mother
  5. Simon Helps Carry the Cross
  6. Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus
  7.  Jesus Falls The Second Time
  8. Jesus Meets the Women of Jerusalem
  9. Jesus Falls The Third Time
  10. Jesus Is Stripped of His Garments
  11. Jesus Is Nailed to the Cross
  12. Jesus Dies On the Cross
  13. Jesus Is Taken Down From the Cross
  14. Jesus Is Placed in the Tomb
  15. Jesus Rises