The First Station | Joan Brand-Landkamer, artist

FIRST STATION.  Jesus is condemned to death

It is finished.
We have judged God and we have condemned him to death.
Pilate sits in state in the place called Gabbatha.
"Have you nothing to say?" says Pilate.
And Jesus does not respond.
The sentence is given in Hebrew, Latin, and Greek:
nothing is omitted.
And you can see the crowd that yells
and the judge who washes his hands.

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Art by Joan Brand-Landkamer.  Meditations by Paul Claudel.
Photos (c) St. James Cathedral, 2010.  All rights reserved.

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