Third Station Jesus falls the first time The heavy Cross cuts and tears into Our Lord ‘s shoulders. The crowd has swollen into a multitude, and the legionaries can scarcely contain the angry, surging mob which, like a river that has burst its banks,.
”It seems unbelievable that a man should perish in whose favor Christ said to His Mother: ‘Behold thy son’, provided that he has not turned a deaf ear to the words, which Christ addressed to him: ‘Behold thy Mother.
Second Station Jesus takes up his cross Outside the city, to the north-west of Jerusalem, there is a little hill: Golgotha is its name in Aramaic; locus Calvariae, in Latin: the place of skulls or Calvary. Offering no resistance, Jesus gives himself.
Belmiro de Almeida; "A flagelação de Cristo" ("Flagellation of Christ"), 1887, oil on canvas, Current location Museu de Arte Sacra da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco da Penitência Rio de Janeiro, Brazil