Monday, April 6, 2009

The Deposition

The Thirteenth Station - Jesus is Taken Down from the Cross

V. We adore You, O Christ, and we praise you

R. Because by Your Holy Cross, You have redeemed the world.

Two women. Mary the Mother and Mary of Magdala. The Crucified One is dead. See how the cross is now decorated as the throne of His glory, the place of His greatest triumph! In the Garden of Eden the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil became the source of sin. There is a legend that a seed from that tree was planted and became the ancestor of the tree that provided the wood for the cross of Jesus. The Cross is the Tree of Life for us who believe.