Saturday, 8 March 2008

X. Jesus is Stripped of His Garments

The Tenth Station

Illustration: Carolyn Gates

We adore you O Christ, and we praise you.
Because, by your holy cross, you have redeemed the world

'Then the governors soldiers took Jesus with them into the Praetorium and collected the whole cohort around him. And they stripped him and put a scarlet robe around him, and having twisted some thorns into a crown they put this on his head and placed a reed into his right hand. To make fun of him they knelt to him saying, 'Hail, King of the Jews!' And the spat on him and took the reed from his hand and struck him on the head with it."
Matthew 27 - 30

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