In this 8th Grade lesson, we examine the Creed on the Passion and Death of Jesus Christ. Using the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Holy Rosary we will meditate on the steps Jesus took toward His sacrifice on the Cross.
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Why do we say that Jesus suffered for us? Jesus died on the cross so that everyone would have a chance to spend eternity with Him in Heaven. If Jesus had NOT died on the cross and risen from the dead, Heaven would be closed and we would not be saved.
Jesus “suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried.”
In this one line in the Creed we find out that Jesus did four very important things for us: He suffered, He was crucified, He died and He was buried. All of that was done to save us from our sins.
There are two Catholic prayers that meditate on the Passion and death of Christ. The Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary help us to pray about Jesus as He was suffering for our sins. The Stations of the Cross follow Jesus on every step of His journey from His Agony in the Garden up until He was buried in the tomb. The Gospels also give us great detail into the final days of Jesus’ life here on earth.
Looking at each of these sources, let’s reconstruct and learn more about what happened at Christ’s Passion. For this lesson we will pay special attention to following Jesus’ Passion with the help of the Holy Rosary.
Every year we celebrate Easter Sunday as the resurrection of Christ. The days before Easter Sunday are known as the Holy Triduum (3 days) and they cover the events from Holy Thursday, through Good Friday, and end with Easter.
On Holy Thursday, the night before Jesus died, He had His Last Supper with His Apostles. He knew that the time for His mission to be fulfilled was upon Him, and He wanted to teach them some very important things. The first lesson He taught the Disciples was to wash one another’s feet. This was to encourage them to be humble and to recognize that their mission is to serve, just as Jesus served.
Jesus also gave Himself to us at the Last Supper. He gave us the Sacrament of the Eucharist, which is His Real Presence with us always. When Jesus took the bread and said, “Take this bread and eat it, this is My Body,” and then, “Take this cup and drink from it…” He was giving us His REAL body and His REAL blood for nourishment. This is what we do at every single Mass.
Jesus also ordained His disciples to become priests or bishops, and gave them the power to confect (or bring into being) the Eucharist.
Agony in the Garden
After the Last Supper was over, Jesus went to the Garden of Gethsemane to pray. He was very nervous and afraid of what was about ... Please purchase this lesson to continue learning.
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