Yet his origin in the North-African city of Cyrene was enough for many African-American communities to fashion a link to Simon, and an entryway to weaving both African-ness and blackness into the New Testament narrative. Cyrene was a coastal city in modern-day Libya .
Only John specifically says Jesus carried his cross , and all but John include Simon of Cyrene, who was recruited by the soldiers from the crowd to carry or help carry the cross .
According to Church tradition, Veronica was moved with sympathy seeing Jesus carrying the cross to Calvary and gave him her veil so that he could wipe his forehead.
Simon’s act of carrying the cross , patibulum (crossbeam in Latin), for Jesus is the fifth or seventh of the Stations of the Cross . Some interpret the passage as indicating that Simon was chosen because he may have shown sympathy with Jesus . Mark 15:21 identifies Simon as “the father of Alexander and Rufus”.
Just before they did so, they realized that Jesus was already dead and that there was no reason to break his legs. To make sure that he was dead, a Roman soldier (named in extra-Biblical tradition as Longinus) stabbed him in the side .
The crucifixion Jesus carries his cross to the place of crucifixion, helped by Simon of Cyrene. The crucifixion takes place at a location called Calvary or Golgotha. Jesus is stripped and nailed to the Cross . Above his head is placed a sign that says ‘King of the Jews’.
The winding route from the former Antonia Fortress to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre — a distance of about 600 metres (2,000 feet) — is a celebrated place of Christian pilgrimage. The current route has been established since the 18th century, replacing various earlier versions.
For them the death of Jesus was part of a divine plan to save humanity. The death and resurrection of this one man is at the very heart of the Christian faith. For Christians it is through Jesus’s death that people’s broken relationship with God is restored. This is known as the Atonement.
Golgotha , (Aramaic: “Skull,”) also called Calvary , (from Latin calva: “bald head,” or “skull”), skull-shaped hill in Jerusalem, the site of Jesus’ crucifixion. It is referred to in all four Gospels.
Since crucifixion was excruciatingly painful, it can be seen as an act of mercy. By tasting the wine, Jesus acknowledges this small gesture of kindness. But by refusing to drink gall, the narcotic that might help to numb his pain, Jesus chose to experience the worst of human suffering.
And at the ninth hour, Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “Eloi Eloi lama sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” This is the only saying which appears in more than one Gospel, and is a quote from Psalm 22:1 (or probably Psalm 42:9).
Jesus’ brothers and sisters The Gospel of Mark (6:3) and the Gospel of Matthew (13:55–56) mention James, Joseph/Joses, Judas/Jude and Simon as brothers of Jesus, the son of Mary . The same verses also mention unnamed sisters of Jesus.
INRI is generally thought of to refer to “ Iesus Nazarenus, Rex Iudaeorum ,” meaning “Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews,” but apparently there’s more.
Cyrene (/saɪˈriːniː/; Ancient Greek: Κυρήνη, romanized: Kurḗnē; Standard Arabic: شحات, romanized: shahat) was an ancient Greek and later Roman city near present-day Shahhat, Libya. Cyrene , Libya.
|Official name||Archaeological Site of Cyrene|
|Criteria||ii, iii, vi|
|Designated||1982 (6th session)|