Friday Morning - 6:00-9:00 am
Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged. The soldiers twisted together a
crown of thorns and put it on his head. They clothed him in a purple
robe and went up to him again and again, saying, “Hail, king of the
Jews!” And they struck him in the face.
more Pilate came out and said to the Jews, “Look, I am bringing him out
to you to let you know that I find no basis for a charge against him.”
When Jesus came out wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe,
Pilate said to them, “Here is the man!”
As soon as the chief priests and their officials saw him, they shouted, “Crucify! Crucify!”
But Pilate answered, “You take him and crucify him. As for me, I find no basis for a charge against him.”
The Jews insisted, “We have a law, and according to that law he must die, because he claimed to be the Son of God.”
Pilate heard this, he was even more afraid, and he went back inside the
palace. “Where do you come from?” he asked Jesus, but Jesus gave him no
answer. “Do you refuse to speak to me?” Pilate said. “Don’t you realize
I have power either to free you or to crucify you?”
answered, “You would have no power over me if it were not given to you
from above. Therefore the one who handed me over to you is guilty of a
then on, Pilate tried to set Jesus free, but the Jews kept shouting,
“If you let this man go, you are no friend of Caesar. Anyone who claims
to be a king opposes Caesar.”
Pilate heard this, he brought Jesus out and sat down on the judge’s
seat at a place known as the Stone Pavement (which in Aramaic is
Gabbatha). It was the day of Preparation of Passover Week, about the
“Here is your king,” Pilate said to the Jews.
But they shouted, “Take him away! Take him away! Crucify him!”
“Shall I crucify your king?” Pilate asked.
“We have no king but Caesar,” the chief priests answered.
Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that instead an uproar was
starting, he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd. “I
am innocent of this man’s blood,” he said. “It is your responsibility!”
All the people answered, “Let his blood be on us and on our children!”
Then he released Barabbas to them. But he had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified.
(Matthew 27:24-26, John 19:1-16)
Friday Morning - 9:00-12:00 am
they were going out, they met a man from Cyrene, named Simon, and they
forced him to carry the cross. They came to a place called Golgotha
(which means The Place of the Skull). There they offered Jesus wine to
drink, mixed with gall; but after tasting it, he refused to drink it.
had a notice prepared and fastened to the cross. It read: Jesus of
Nazareth, the king of the Jews. Many of the Jews read this sign, for the
place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and the sign was
written in Aramaic, Latin and Greek. The chief priests of the Jews
protested to Pilate, “Do not write ‘The King of the Jews,’ but that this
man claimed to be king of the Jews.” Pilate answered, “What I have
written, I have written.”
the soldiers crucified Jesus, they took his clothes, dividing them into
four shares, one for each of them, with the undergarment remaining.
This garment was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom.
“Let’s not tear it,” they said to one another. “Let’s decide by lot who will get it.”
happened that the scripture might be fulfilled which said, “They
divided my garments among them and cast lots for my clothing.” So this is what the soldiers did.
robbers were crucified with him, one on his right and one on his left.
Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads and
saying, “You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three
days, save yourself! Come down from the cross, if you are the Son of
the same way the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders
mocked him. “He saved others,” they said, “but he can’t save himself!
He’s the King of Israel! Let him come down now from the cross, and we
will believe in him. He trusts in God. Let God rescue him now if he
wants him, for he said, ‘I am the Son of God.’”
(Matthew 27:32-44, John 19:19-24)
One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Christ? Save yourself and us!”
the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since
you are under the same sentence? We are punished justly, for we are
getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.”
Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.”
Jesus answered him, “I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise.”
the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife
of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother there, and the
disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, “Dear
woman, here is your son,” and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.”
From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.