Passion of Christ


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Passion of Christ

See also Christ.
agony in the garden
Christ confronts His imminent death. [N.T.: Matthew 26:36–45; Mark 14:32–41]
cock
its crowing reminded Peter of his betrayal. [N.T.: John 18:27]
Cross,
the upon which Christ was crucified. [N.T.: Matthew 27:31–50]
crown of
thorns placed upon Christ’s head after scourging. [N.T.: John 19:2]
Deposition
Christ is taken from the cross and enshrouded. [N.T.: Matthew 27:57–60; Christian Art: Appleton, 55]
dice
cast by Roman guards for Christ’s robe. [N.T.: Matthew 27:35]
Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?
“My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” Jesus’s cry at the ninth hour. [N.T.: Mark 15:34]
Entry into Jerusalem
first scene of Passion cycle in painting. [Art: Hall, 114]
gall
sponge soaked with it given to crucified Jesus. [N.T.: Matthew 26:48]
Gethsemane
scene of Christ’s agony over impending death. [N.T.: Matthew 26:36–45; Mark 14:32–41]
Golgotha
(Calvary) site of Christ’s crucifixion. [N.T.: Matthew 27:32]
hammer
Christian symbol for martyrdom, crucifixion. [Christian Symbolism: Jobes, 391, 716]
kiss
means by which Judas identified Jesus. [N.T.: Matthew 26:48–50]
ladder
stood upon by Joseph to remove nails holding Christ to the cross. [Christian Symbolism: Appleton, 55]
lantern
held by Judas, leading officers to Christ. [N.T.: John 18:3]
Passion Play
dramatic presentation of Christ’s Passion, notably the production at Oberammergau. [Medieval Drama: Benét, 763]
Peter’s denial
Peter denies Christ three times. [N.T.: Matthew 26: 67–75]
pillar and cord
depicted Christ’s scourging. [Christian Symbolism: Appleton, 76]
scourges
instruments of Christ’s flagellation. [Christian Symbolism: N.T.: Matthew 27:26]
seamless robe
Christ’s garment, wagered for by Roman soldiers. [N.T.: John 19:23–24]
Simon the Cyrenean
bystander compelled to carry Christ’s cross. [N.T.: Matthew 27:32]
spear
weapon plunged into Jesus’s side during crucifixion. [N.T.: John 19:34]
Stations of the Cross
depictions of episodes of Christ’s death. [Christianity: Brewer Dictionary, 1035]
stigmata
wounds of Christ appearing on others. [Christian Hagiog.: Attwater, 136, 146, 211]
30 pieces of silver
price Judas was paid for identifying Christ. [N.T.: Matthew 26:15]
three nails
used to crucify Jesus. [Christian Symbolism: Appleton, 67]
vernicle
Veronica’s veil with Jesus’s facial image. [Christian Symbolism: Appleton, 107]
Via Dolorosa
Christ’s route to Calvary. [Christianity: Brewer Dictionary, 112]
vinegar
given to Jesus to drink. [N.T.: Matthew 26:34, 48]
whipping post
scene of Christ’s scourging. [N.T.: Matthew 15:15]
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The Passion of Christ is an adaptation of Handel's 1716 Brockes Passion.
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Already in 1897, a brief film called The Passion of Christ was produced--in France (no copy of it survived)--followed by several episodic silent films about Jesus at the turn of the century.
Ian Garrett (Journal, March 4) tells us that apart from `minor artistic licences' The Passion of Christ follows the gospel account of Christ's last hours.
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Perhaps the rhetorical image that comes up most often when comparing the anthologized biographies to the passion of Christ or the martyred saints is also the most moving, that of the partisan--about to be tortured or executed--who refuses to betray his comrades.
I do not think that is the lesson we learn from the passion of Christ.
It relates the events leading up to the Passion of Christ and his Resurrection, and concentrates on the story of Judas and his incest with his mother, the descent of Jesus into hell, the purchase of the balm by the three Marys and their visit to the sepulchre after Easter.