4 Pilate asked the crowd, “Do you want me to release to you the King of the Jews?” They cried out again, “not this one but Barabbas!” Pilate asked again, “Then what do you want me to do with the man you call the king of the Jews?” They shouted again, “Crucify him.”
5 Pilate said to the people, “Behold your king!” They cried out,“Take him away,take him away!Crucify him!”
6 Stations of the CrossPowerPoint-57 slidesWhen Pilate saw that he was not succeeding at all, but that a riot was breaking out instead, he took water and washed his hands in the sight of the crowd, saying,“I am innocent of this man’s blood. Look to it yourselves.” And the whole people said in reply, “His blood be upon us and upon our children.”祭司長和長老挑唆眾人，求釋放巴拉巴，除滅耶穌。巡撫對眾人說：「這兩個人，你們要我釋放哪一個給你們呢？」他們說：「巴拉巴。」彼拉多說：「這樣，那稱為基督的耶穌我應麼辦他呢？」他們都說：「把他釘十字架！」巡撫說：「為甚麼呢？他做了甚麼惡事呢？」他們便極力地喊著說：「把他釘十字架！」彼拉多見說也無濟於事，反要生亂，就拿水在眾人面前洗手，說：「流這義人的血，罪不在我，你們承當吧。」眾人都回答說：「他的血歸到我們和我們的子孫身上。」於是彼拉多釋放巴拉巴給他們，把耶穌鞭打了，交給人釘十字架。(太二十七:20-26)
7 First Station: Jesus is condemned to Death Pontius Pilate was the governor of Judea at the time of Jesus’ death. Pilate did not want to kill Jesus. He washes his hands in a bowl to show that he didn’t want anything to do with it.Give us courage to stand up for the people who have no one to stand up for them.
8 They spat upon him and took the reed and kept striking him on the head They spat upon him and took the reed and kept striking him on the head. And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the cloak.
9 They stripped off his clothes and threw a scarlet military cloak about him. Weaving a crown out of thorns, they placed it on his head, and a reed in his right hand. And kneeling before him, they mocked him, saying “Hail, King of the Jews!” They spat upon him and took the reed and kept striking him on the head. And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the cloak, dressed him in his own clothes, and led him off to crucify him.
10 Jesus endured abandonment, tortures, mocking, to be shoved about by others and finally going into his own suffering.
11 Jesus receives the cross Second StationJesus receives the cross
12 So they took Jesus, and, carrying the cross himself, he went out to what is called the Place of the Skull, in Hebrew, Golgotha.Pilate also had an inscription written and put on the cross. It read, “Jesus the Nazarene, the King of the Jews.”
13 Second Station: Jesus takes up his Cross Jesus was made to carry his cross. He is wearing a crown of thorns. The soldiers made it for him because they thought he was the “King of the Jews”.Jesus, we know that you felt pain and discomfort at this time. We ask you to help us with the burdens we have to carry.
15 Jesus has never abandoned his cross although he suffers both spiritually and physically. He is willing to endure all these in order to save people from their sins.
16 Third Station: Jesus falls for the First Time Jesus was in a bad way, the soldiers had beaten him. He was weak and he fell.Think about what the crowds might have shouted when he fell.Lord Jesus, at this moment there was no one to care for you. Many people live in our world without care and protection: the starving, the homeless and those living in terror. Be with them Lord in their times of trial and help us to do what we can to support them.
18 Standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary of Magdala. When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple there whom he loved he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son.” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother.” and from that hour the disciple took her into his home.
19 From Bethlehem to Calvary, Mary’s heart magnified God. When Jesus was going to the execution ground, Mary looked at him withouthatred and wailing.From Bethlehem to Calvary, Mary’s heart magnified God.
20 Fourth Station: Jesus meets his Mother We all have very special people in our lives whom we are really glad to see. This is a very sad meeting between Jesus and his mother.Lord Jesus, your mother loved you more than anybody else in the world. Be close to all our mothers. We remember especially all those mothers who have lost a child.
21 Simon of Cyrene carries Jesus’ cross Fifth StationSimon of Cyrene carries Jesus’ cross
22 named Simon; this man they pressed into service to As they were going out,they met a Cyreniannamed Simon; this man they pressed into service tocarry his cross.
23 Fifth Station: Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus carry his cross Simon of Cyrene didn’t really want to help Jesus, but the Roman soldiers made him come and help. However, Simon soon realized that he was privileged to help Jesus.Lord, help us to be like Simon. There are so many people who suffer and need our help. Each day we have the chance to show somebody love and care. Help us never to miss these opportunities.
24 Veronica wipes Jesus’ face Sixth StationVeronica wipes Jesus’ facewith her veil
25 Through Jesus’ tears, blood and death, people meet the Almighty God face to face.
26 Sixth Station: Veronica wipes the face of Jesus Veronica was very brave, she fought her way through the crowd to wipe the face of Jesus. She felt sorry for Jesus. The story says that after she had wiped the face of Jesus, the image of his face appeared on her cloth.Lord Jesus, you told your disciples that they would see you, especially in the sick and suffering. We ask you to help us see your face in the faces of those who suffer. Like Veronica may we show great love and compassion to all whom we meet.
28 This is the second time you have fallen on the road This is the second time you have fallen on the road. As the cross grows heavier and heavier it becomes more difficult to get up. But you continue to struggle and try until you're up and walking again. You don't give up.
29 Seventh Station: Jesus falls for the second time Jesus has the heavy cross lying on his back. He is so tired and full of pain that he can’t carry it and he falls again. With Simon’s help he struggles to his feet and carries on.Lord Jesus, sometimes it is difficult for us to carry on and complete things. We often want to give up.As we think of your painful struggle, we ask you to be with us when we struggle to do what is right.
30 Jesus meets the daughters of Jerusalem Eighth StationJesus meets the daughters of Jerusalem
31 A large crowd of people followed Jesus, including many women who mourned and lamented him. Jesus turned to them and said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep instead for yourselves and for your children.”
32 Eighth Station: The women of Jerusalem weep for Jesus Not everybody is against Jesus, we see a group of women from Jerusalem crying. They didn’t want to see him suffer this way. Jesus is in a lot of pain, but he stops to talk to them. He tells them not to cry for him, but to cry for themselves and their children.Lord Jesus, be with all those who mourn and are saddened because somebody they love has died.
33 Jesus falls the third time Stations of the CrossPowerPoint-57 slidesNinth StationJesus falls the third time
34 Jesus fell down again and again, there was nobody who would give a helping hand, only a cruel whip came down on him mercilessly.“But he was pierced for our offenses, crushed for our sins; upon him was the chastisement that makes us whole, by his stripes we were healed.”
35 Ninth Station: Jesus falls for the third time Jesus has had enough. Thankfully he is almost at the place where they are going to crucify him. Yet, he can’t get there without falling again.We ask you Lord Jesus to remain with all those who are in great pain, especially those who are close to death.
36 Tenth Station Jesus is stripped of His garments
37 When the soldiers had crucified Jesus, they took his clothes and divided them into four shares, a share for each soldier.They also took his tunic, but the tunic was seamless, woven in one piece from the top down.So they said to one another, “Let’s not tear it, but cast lots for it to see whose it will be,” in order that the passage of Scripture might be fulfilled that says:They divided my garments among them, and for my vesture they cast lots.
38 Tenth Station: Jesus is stripped of his garments This was a very painful moment for Jesus. His body was covered with bruises and he had also been beaten with a whip.It was a very cruel thing to do. Today, people still do cruel things that hurt other people.Let us think about what we can do to make sure that we are not cruel to others.Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
39 Jesus is nailed to the cross Eleventh StationCrucifixionJesus is nailed to the cross
40 And they placed over his head the written charge against him: This is Jesus, the King of the Jews. Two revolutionaries were crucified with him, one on his right and the other on his left. Those passing by reviled him, shaking their heads and saying, “You who would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save yourself, if you are the Son of God, and come down from the cross!” Likewise the chief priests with the scribes and elders mocked him and said, “He saved others; he cannot save himself. So he is the king of Israel! Let him come down from the cross now, and we will believe in him. He trusted in God; let him deliver him now if he wants him. For he said, ‘I am the Son of God.’” The revolutionaries who were crucified with him also kept abusing him in the same way.
41 Jesus was crucified with nothing, he abandoned his dignity and rights, he endured all the insults nakedly.
42 Eleventh Station: Jesus is nailed to the cross Jesus arrives at Golgotha, where he is to be crucified. He is made to lie on the cross while his wrists and feet are nailed to the cross. He must have been in terrible agony.How might you have felt if you had been in the crowd?Lord Jesus, May I do all that I can to bring joy and not pain to others. If I ever have to suffer in my life, please be with me and lift me up with your strength.
44 And about three o’clock Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
45 Stations of the CrossPowerPoint-57 slidesAfter this, aware that everything was now finished, in order that the Scripture might be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I thirst.” There was a vessel filled with common wine. So they put a sponge soaked in wine on a sprig of hyssop and put it up to his mouth.
46 he handed over the spirit. Stations of the CrossPowerPoint-57 slidesWhen Jesus had taken the wine, he said, “It is finished.” And bowing his head,he handed over the spirit.
47 Twelfth Station: Jesus dies on the cross This is the saddest moment in the life of Jesus. He hung on the cross for three hours. His disciples, mother and friends were there with him. Before he died he asked God, his Father to forgive those who had done this to him, because they didn’t really know what they were doing.Lord, forgive the wrong that I have done, the pain I have caused by my failure to love. Lord have mercy.
48 Thirteenth Station Jesus’ body is removed from the cross
49 The Jews asked Pilate that their legs be broken and that they be taken down. So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first and then of the other one who was crucified with Jesus. But when they came to Jesus and saw that he was already dead, they did not break his legs.For this happened so that the Scripture passage might be fulfilled: Not a bone of it will be broken.
50 And again another passage says: They will look upon him whom they have pierced.
51 Thirteenth Station: Jesus is taken down from the cross After he had died, Jesus’ body was taken off the cross and placed in the arms of Mary his Mother. Imagine how she must have felt. The son she had loved and cared for was now dead.This reminds us that it is important to look after people who are sad when somebody they love has died.Lord we remember all those who have carried the cross in this life and now rest in your peace. Bring them to everlasting life.
53 After this, Joseph of Arimathea, secretly a disciple of Jesus for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate if he could remove the body of Jesus. And Pilate permitted it. So he came and took his body.
54 They took the body of Jesus and bound it with burial cloths along with the spices, according to the Jewish burial custom. Now in the place where he had been crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb, in which no one had yet been buried. So they laid Jesus there because of the Jewish preparation day; for the tomb was close by.
55 Fourteenth Station: Jesus is placed in the tomb Joseph of Arimathea asked Pilate for the body of Jesus. He was a disciple of Jesus and wanted to bury Jesus’ body in a tomb. A huge stone is rolled in front of the tomb.Lord Jesus, we thank you for your suffering and death. You offered your life back to the Father for us all. Teach us to thank you for all that you have done and to walk in your footsteps, even in the difficult moments of life.
56 Lord Jesus Christ here and in all We adore youLord Jesus Christ here and in allyour Churches throughout the world and we praise you.Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.
57 Resources used: Stations of the Cross PowerPoint - Primary Resources Stations_of_the_Cross.ppt PowerPoint 簡報 Google Images Lectionary PowerPoint developed by: Deacon Dave and Thérèse Ream, O.F.S., 2017.