I will be showing my collage interpretation of The Way of the Cross March 29 through April 11.
One piece will be shown each day along with the scripture passage or passages that go with it. This is the project I am completing for my Creativity and Spirituality Doctor of Ministry Class at Wesley Theological Seminary.
Please do not copy or post these images in any other place without my permission.
The choice of scripture passages and translations are from Megan McKenna’s The New Stations of the Cross, based on a revision of the traditional stations of the cross by Pope John Paul II in 1991.
Jesus Is Scourged and Crowned With Thorns
Pilate’s next move was to take Jesus out and have him scourged. The soldiers then wove a crown of thorns and fixed it on his head, throwing around his shoulders a cloak of royal purple. Repeatedly they came up to him and said, “All hail, King of the Jews!”, slapping his face as they did so.
The soldiers now led Jesus into the hall known as the praetorium at the same time they assembled the whole cohort. They dressed him in royal purple, then wove a crown of thorns and put it on him, and began to salute him, “All hail! King of the Jews!” continually striking Jesus on the head with a reed and spitting at him, they genuflected before him and pretended to pay him homage. When they had finished mocking him, they stripped him of the purple, dressed him in his own clothes, and led him out to crucify him.