It is Friday – early in the morning. Jesus is brought from Caiaphas
the High Priest to Pontius Pilate, the Governor, on trumped-up charges
of treason and is condemned to death.
A heavy cross is thrust into Jesus’ arms. He is ordered to carry it
to the site of His execution. Jesus accepts the cross. Carrying it
by himself, he goes out to the Place of the Skull – Golgotha – to be
crucified with two other men.