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THE THIRD SORROWFUL MYSTERY

The Crowning with Thorns

3rd Sor

Let us strive in all things to imitate the meekness and humility of Jesus under adversity.

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  1. The soldiers led Him away to the Praetorium. Then they stripped Him and dressed Him up in purple. (Mark 15:16, 17; Matt 27:28)
  2. And having twisted some thorns into a crown they put this on His head and placed a reed in His right hand. (Matt 27:29)

    To make fun of Him they knelt to Him saying, 'Hail, king of the Jews.' (Matt 27:29)
  3. And they spat on Him and took the reed and struck Him on the head. (Matt 27:30)
  4. Then Pilate took some water, washed his hands in front of the crowd and said, 'I am innocent of this man's blood. It is your concern.' (Matt 27:24)
  5. Jesus then came out wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. (John 19:5)
  6. 'Here is your king,' said Pilate. 'Take Him away! they said. 'Crucify Him. (John 19:15)
  7. Why, what harm has He done? But they shouted all the louder, 'Crucify Him!' (Mark 15:14)
  8. Do you want me to crucify your king? The chief priests answered, 'We have no king except Caesar.' (John 19:15)
  9. So Pilate anxious to placate the crowd, handed Him over to be crucified. (Mark 15:15)
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