The Thirteenth Station

Jesus Is Taken Down From the Cross

“Now there was a virtuous and righteous man named Joseph who, though he was a member of the council, had not consented to their plan of action. He came from the Jewish town of Arimathea and was awaiting the Kingdom of God. He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus.”
(Luke 23:50-52)

The last view of Calvary in the film shows Mary looking directly into the camera as she holds Christ’s body at the foot of the cross. She’s looking into the eyes of the viewer. It’s as if she’s saying, “How could you do this to my son?” But she’s also saying, “Enough anger, hatred, pride and sin.” She’s inviting us to love.

Pray this prayer from your heart: Lord Jesus, we are accustomed to asking Mary to “pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.” May she be as much a mother to us at that hour as she was to you. Amen.

Pray one of each prayer: Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

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  1. Pilate Condemns Christ
  2.  Jesus Accepts His Cross
  3. Jesus Falls the First Time
  4. Jesus Meets His Mother
  5. Simon Helps Carry the Cross
  6. Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus
  7.  Jesus Falls The Second Time
  8. Jesus Meets the Women of Jerusalem
  9. Jesus Falls The Third Time
  10. Jesus Is Stripped of His Garments
  11. Jesus Is Nailed to the Cross
  12. Jesus Dies On the Cross
  13. Jesus Is Taken Down From the Cross
  14. Jesus Is Placed in the Tomb
  15. Jesus Rises