Eighth Station: Simon helps Jesus carry his cross
We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you.
Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.
Mark 15: 16-21
And the soldiers led him away inside the palace (that is, the governor’s headquarters), and they called together the whole battalion. And they clothed him in a purple cloak, and twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on him. And they began to salute him, “Hail, King of the Jews!” And they were striking his head with a reed and spitting on him and kneeling down in homage to him. 20 And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the purple cloak and put his own clothes on him. And they led him out to crucify him.
And they compelled a passerby, Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to carry his cross.
Painting: Giandomenico Tiepolo, 1745 -1749, Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus carry the cross [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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