“On this darkest of days”

Jesus is judged by Pilate and the mob for us.

Antonio Ciseri, Ecce Homo, 1871

Antonio Ciseri, Ecce Homo, 1871

Jesus is scourged for us.

Giotto, Flagellation, c. 1305 (Scrovegni Chapel, Padua)

Giotto, Flagellation, c. 1305 (Scrovegni Chapel, Padua)

Jesus is crowned with thorns for us.

Lucas Cranach the Elder, Head of Christ Crowned with Thorns, 1510

Lucas Cranach the Elder, Head of Christ Crowned with Thorns, 1510

Jesus takes up his Cross for us.

El Greco, Christ Carrying the Cross, c. 1578 (Museo del Prado, Madrid)

El Greco, Christ Carrying the Cross, c. 1578 (Museo del Prado, Madrid)

Jesus carries his Cross for us.

Raphael, The Fall on the Road to Calvary, 1517 (Museo del Prado, Madrid)

Raphael, The Fall on the Road to Calvary, 1517 (Museo del Prado, Madrid)

Jesus is nailed to the Cross for us.

Matthias Grunewald, Crucifixion Panel of the Isenheim Altarpiece (detail), c. 1515 (Unterlinden Museum, Colmar)

Matthias Grunewald, Crucifixion Panel of the Isenheim Altarpiece (detail), c. 1515 (Unterlinden Museum, Colmar)

Jesus promises paradise to us.

Tiziano Vecellio (Titian), Christ and the Good Thief, 1566 (Pinacoteca Nazionale, Bologna)

Tiziano Vecellio (Titian), Christ and the Good Thief, 1566 (Pinacoteca Nazionale, Bologna)

Jesus hangs on the Cross for us.

Francisco de Zurbaran, Christ on the Cross, 1627

Francisco de Zurbaran, Christ on the Cross, 1627

Jesus dies for us.

icon-crucifixion

Jesus is taken down from the Cross for us.

Giorgi Vasari, Deposition from the Cross, c. 1540 (Santi Donato e Ilariano, Camaldoli)

Giorgi Vasari, Deposition from the Cross, c. 1540 (Santi Donato e Ilariano, Camaldoli)

Jesus is laid in a tomb for us.

Fra Angelico, Entombment, 1440 (Alte Pinakothek, Munich)

Fra Angelico, Entombment, 1440 (Alte Pinakothek, Munich)

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