Circle of Prayer - The Events of Good Friday
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The events surrounding Jesus' suffering, torture and crucixion on Good Friday.
 
After His trials before Annas, before Caiphas, and before the Sanhedrin on Thursday night, Jesus was again brought before the Sanhedrin on Friday morning. From there He was brought to Pilate in the Praetorium, then to Herod Antipas, Tetrach of Galilee, and back again to Pilate. The Roman Governor sentenced Him to crucifixion - the death of a criminal. The way of the cross was a short journey from the Praetorium to the Hill of Calvary, just outside the walls of Jerusalem.

(The Two Patricks in County Tyrone, Ireland, are writing a series of books on the life and times of Jesus and they are a really excellent read - the first two are published under the titles of Song of The Carpenter I & II. Well worth buying and excellent for schools for Religious Instruction) Below are the biblical references for the various events according to each evangelist.

Map of Calvary
at the time 
of Jesus' Trial
Map of Calvary
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Matthew
Mark
Luke
John
Good Friday
Second trial before the Sanhedrin 
Suicide of Judas 
Christ is brought to Pilate 
The Jews charge Christ with sedition 
Pilate questions Christ privately 
The Jews repeat their accusations 
Christ is sent to Herod 
Pilate declares Christ's innocence 
Christ or Barabas 
Pilate washes his hands 
Christ is condemned and scourged 
He is mocked by the soldiers 
The Jews demand that He be crucified 
Pilate again questions Christ privately 
The Jews repeat their demand 
The Way of The Cross 
The Crucifixion 
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Christ is offered wine and gall 
His garments are divided 
The inscription on the cross 
Christ is insulted on the cross 
The good thief 
Mary and John at the foot of the cross 
Darkness over the earth 
The death of Christ 
Marvelous happenings 
The centurion and the disciples on Calvary 
The piercing of Christ's side 
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Under our section on The Bible we have attempted to give a 'potted history' and some explanations around divine inspiration, translations and interpretation. In order to make your reading of the New Testament teachings of the Life of Christ a little easier we have looked at the time of Jesus from His Conception to His Ascension according to the writings of the four evangelists, and categorised the various events and teachings with reference to the chapter and verse of each writer. 

We start with Jesus' Infancy & Childhood; then move on to the start of Jesus' Public Ministry. There is no historical proof of actual times available but we have used the Douay Challoner version to divide the three years of Jesus' ministry as His First Year of Public Ministry; His Second Year of Public Ministry; His Third Year of Public Ministry; the events leading into His time of betrayal and suffering during Holy Week; the events surrounding Holy Thursday when He instituted the bloodless sacrifice of the Eucharist to be carried out in His name for perpetuity; the events surrounding His suffering, passion and death on Good Friday; and finally His Burial, Resurection and Ascension into Heaven.


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