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The Passion and the Death of Jesus Christ
THE PASSION AND THE DEATH OF JESUS CHRIST
ST. ALPHONSUS DE LIGUORI
Doctor of the Church
Rev. Eugene Grimm
Priest of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer
New York Cincinnati, and St. Louis
Printers to the Holy Apostolic See
R. WASHBOURNE M.H. GILL & SON
18 Paternoster Row, London. 50 Upper O'Connell Street, Dublin.
REFLECTIONS AND AFFECTIONS ON THE PASSION OF JESUS CHRIST
- I. The love of Jesus Christ in being willing to satisfy the divine justice for our sins.
- II. Jesus chose to suffer so much for us in order that we might understand the great love he has for us.
- III. Jesus, for love of us, chose to suffer the pains of his Passion even from the beginning of his life.
- IV. The great desire which Jesus had to suffer and to die for love of us.
- V. The love of Jesus in leaving himself for our food before his death.
- VI. The bloody sweat and agony suffered by Jesus in the garden.
- VII. The love of Jesus in suffering so much contempt in his Passion.
- VIII. The scourging of Jesus Christ.
- IX. The crowning with thorns.
- X. "Ecce Homo" — "Behold the Man."
- XI. The condemnation of Jesus Christ and his journey to Calvary.
- XII. The crucifixion of Jesus.
- XIII. The last words of Jesus upon his cross, and his death.
- XIV. The hope which we have in the death of Jesus Christ.
- XV. The love of the Eternal Father in having given us his Son.
- XVI. The love of the Son of God in having willed to die for us.
SIMPLE EXPOSITION OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE PASSION OF JESUS CHRIST ACCORDING TO THE NARRATION OF THE HOLY EVANGELISTS
With some Reflections and Affections.
- I. Jesus enters Jerusalem.
- II. The Council of the Jews and the treachery of Judas.
- III. The last supper of Jesus with his disciples. The washing of the feet.
- IV. The institution of the Most Blessed Sacrament.
- V. Agony of Jesus in the Garden of Olives.
- VI. Jesus is taken and bound. Flight of the disciples.
- VII. Jesus is presented to the high priests, and is condemned by them to death.
- VIII. Jesus is brought before Pilate, afterwards before Herod. Barabbas is preferred to him.
- IX. Jesus is scourged at the pillar.
- X. Jesus is crowned with thorns and treated as a mock king.
- XI. Pilate shows Jesus to the people, saying, "Behold the man!".
- XII. Jesus is condemned by Pilate.
- XIII. Jesus carries the cross to Calvary.
- XIV. Jesus is crucified.
- XV. Words that Jesus spoke on the cross.
- XVI. Death of Jesus.
CONSIDERATIONS ON THE PASSION OF JESUS CHRIST
- I. The Passion of Jesus Christ in general.
- II. The separate sufferings that Jesus Christ endured at his death.
- III. The scourging, the crowning with thorns, and the crucifixion of Jesus.
- IV. The insults offered to Jesus Christ while he was hanging upon the cross.
- V. The seven words spoken by Jesus Christ on the cross.
- VI. The death of Jesus Christ.
- VII. The prodigies which happened at the death of Jesus Christ.
- VIII. The love shown to us by Jesus Christ in his Passion.
- IX. The gratitude that we owe to Jesus Christ for his Passion.
- X. We must place all our hopes in the merits of Jesus Christ.
- XI. The patience that we must exercise in company with Jesus Christ in order to obtain eternal salvation.
MEDITATIONS ON THE PASSION OF JESUS CHRIST FOR EACH DAY OF THE WEEK
- Sunday. The love of Jesus in suffering for us.
- Monday. The sweat of blood, and the agony of Jesus in the garden.
- Tuesday. Jesus is made prisoner, and is led away to the Jews.
- Wednesday. The scourging of Jesus Christ.
- Thursday. The crowning with thorns and the words "Ecce Homo" ("Behold the Man").
- Friday. The condemnation of Jesus and the journey to Calvary.
- Saturday. The crucifixion and death of Jesus.
MEDITATIONS DRAWN FROM THE CONSIDERATIONS
- I. The Passion of Jesus Christ is our consolation.
- II. The great obligations by which we are bound to love Jesus Christ.
- III. Jesus a man of sorrows.
- IV. Jesus treated as the last of men.
- V. The desolate life of Jesus Christ.
- VI. The ignominies which Jesus Christ suffered in his Passion.
- VII. Jesus on the cross.
- VIII. Jesus dead on the cross.
MEDITATIONS FOR THE LAST FIFTEEN DAYS OF LENT
- I. Jesus makes his triumphant entry into Jerusalem.
- II. Jesus prays in the Garden.
- III. Jesus is apprehended and led before Caiphas.
- IV. Jesus is led before Pilate and Herod, and then has Barabbas preferred before him.
- V. Jesus is scourged at the pillar.
- VI. Jesus is crowned with thorns and treated as a mock king.
- VII. Pilate exhibits Jesus to the people, saying, "Behold the man!".
- VIII. Jesus is condemned by Pilate.
- IX. Jesus carries the cross to Calvary.
- X. Jesus is placed upon the cross.
- XI. Jesus upon the cross.
- XII. The words spoken by Jesus upon the cross.
- XIII. Jesus dies upon the cross.
- XIV. Jesus hanging dead upon the cross.
- XV. Mary present on Calvary at the death of Jesus.
MEDITATIONS FOR THE EASTER FESTIVAL
- I. The joys of heaven.
- II. The soul that leaves this life in the state of grace.
- III. The sight of God is that in which the happiness of the elect consists.
- The clock of the Passion.
- Gradus Passionis.
- Steps of the Passion.
- Little chaplet of the five wounds of Jesus crucified.
- Prayer to Jesus crucified, to be said every day to obtain his holy love.
- Prayers to Jesus by the merit of each particular pain which he suffered in his Passion.
- Explanation of the Way of the Cross.
- The Exercise of the Way of the Cross.