Fifth Station: Jesus is judged by Pilate
Posted on April 8th, 2000
We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you.
Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.
Mark 15: 1-5, 15
And as soon as it was morning, the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council. And they bound Jesus and led him away and delivered him over to Pilate. And Pilate asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” And he answered him, “You have said so.” And the chief priests accused him of many things. And Pilate again asked him, “Have you no answer to make? See how many charges they bring against you.” But Jesus made no further answer, so that Pilate was amazed.
So Pilate, wishing to satisfy the crowd, released for them Barabbas, and having scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.
Painting: Hans Multscher, 1437, Christ before Pilate (Wurzach altarpiece) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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