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Devotional : † In Passione et Morti Dómini ~ The Passion and Death of the Lord †
Robert Drobot | 22 April 2011 Anno Dómini | Most Holy Trinity

Posted on 04/22/2011 4:50:21 AM PDT by Robert Drobot

† In Passione et Morti Dómini ~ The Passion and Death of the Lord †

Statio ad S. Crucem in Jerusalem ~ Station at Holy Cross in Jerusalem

† Statio ad S. Joannem in Laterano ~ Station at Saint John Lateran †

2 April 2010 Anno Dómini

D uring the late Middle Ages, when pagan Muslim occupation of the Holy Land prevented devout pilgrims from visiting Christianity's Most Sacred Sites, the faithful made replicas of those Holy Sites in Western and Eastern Europe, where they would come to pray. Medieval Christians sought greater detail about the Passion of the Lord, beyond what was provided by the Biblical New Testament. They turned to the writings of inspired Dogma and the blessed writings of the doctors of His Church for more information about the last hours of Jesus. From these Holy Sources came the meeting of Jesus and his Mother, the meeting with Veronica, and the suffering and painful falls as our Lord Jesus bore the weight of our sin on the cross, which came to be known as the Stations of the Cross. Pilgrimages of prayerful reflection were made at each station of the cross; erected to reflect the last hours of our Lord - from Pilate's judgment hall to Calvary the place of His crucifiction . By the end of the sixteenth century the present fourteen stations became the tradition for this emotional devotion. The Stabat Mater accompanies the way of the cross.

The Way Of The Cross

In Music, Visuals and Vocals

Jesus on the cross

Andreas Scholl · Barbara Bonney · Stabat Mater · Pergolesi ·

Stations of the Cross ( part 1 )

Stations of the Cross ( part 2 )

Pergolesi - Stabat mater - 1st movement.

My Jesus

Katia Ricciarelli - Pergolesi - Stabat Mater (Dolorosa)

Jesus Stations of the Cross

Katia Ricciarelli - Stabat Mater - Quando corpus morietur

TOPICS: Apologetics; Catholic; Worship
KEYWORDS: crucifixion; forgiveness; redemption; sacrifice

1 posted on 04/22/2011 4:50:28 AM PDT by Robert Drobot
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The nails are hammered into his hands and feet, through soft and quivering flesh. The agony increases. The cross is dropped in the hole; the flesh tears. What excruciating pain! Then new nails are placed in the wrist to make sure that the body will not fall to the ground and recover. And now they taunt him again: “He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him.” ( Blessed Apostle Saint Matthew 27:42. ) What a temptation it must have been for the Lord who could have stepped down whole and well without scars or bruises! What a challenge it must have been, yet he had set his mind and had sweat great drops of blood in his anguish as he faced his mission—to move forward through all gross indignities and meet death at the end, to bring life to these very men and their children, if they would heed (Ibid.).

Even in agony Jesus Christ said, “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do” (Luke 23:34). Christ Jesus gave up the ghost, having remained perfect, having fulfilled His mission. His crucifixion was an essential part of His mission. In the Book of Blessed Apostle Saint John 10:17-18, Jesus said to Pilate “I lay down my life, that I might take it again. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again.” By freely giving His life, He was able to save the faithful from the Original Sin of Adam and Eve.

2 posted on 04/22/2011 5:00:04 AM PDT by Robert Drobot (Quaeras de dubiis, legem ben,e discere si vis)
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