Jesus is condemned to death by the Sanhedrin
“sentenced by religious authorities...”
We mourn for those harmed by religious
authorities and institutions and work to change this
As morning came, the elders of the people, both chief priests and legal experts, came together, and Jesus was brought before their council. They said, “If you are the Christ, tell us!” He answered, “If I tell you, you won’t believe. And if I ask you a question, you won’t answer. But from now on, the Human One will be seated on the right side of the power of God.” They all said, “Are you God’s Son, then?” He replied, “You say that I am.”Then they said, “Why do we need further testimony? We’ve heard it from his own lips.”
- Luke 22: 66-71
Perhaps church has always felt like a welcoming and safe space for you. But there are many in this world who have been harmed as they were cast out, denied the right to become religious leaders, ostracized and
judged or “sentenced” for who they are. There are also those who have been the victims of religious and clergy abuse.
At this station, we
pray for the victims of the world, especially when the violence was done in the name of God and we find the Jesus whose death was caught up in the entangled political and religious climate of his day.