Tenth Station of the Cross

Subject Matter: Tenth Station of the Cross ~ Jesus is stripped of His Garments

Free Religion Lesson from Our Holy Faith, Book 1 Teacher’s Manual

Objectives

  • To develop a deep appreciation of Christ’s love for us as shown by His Passion
  • To foster a desire of imitating Jesus’ virtues.

Approach

When you have a cut on your finger you usually put a bandage on it. What happened when you tried to take the bandage off? That’s what happened to Jesus when they pulled His garments off. The soldiers did this cruel act at the end of Jesus’ sorrowful journey. (Show picture of Tenth Station).

Presentation

Jesus Reaches Mount Calvary

At last Jesus comes to the end of the sorrowful road. He has reached the hill where He will be crucified. He has just about finished the work His heavenly Father gave Him.

Jesus is Stripped of His Garments

The soldiers then pull the clothes off Jesus’ body. When they do, they rip off the scabs that had begun to form over the wounds in Jesus’ poor sides. Those wounds were reopened and began to bleed again. How much this must have hurt Jesus. But He suffered it all for us.

Organization

  • Where did Jesus finally come?
  • What was to happen there?
  • What did the soldiers do to Jesus?
  • How did Jesus feel?
  • For whom was Jesus suffering this shame?

Virtues and Practices

  • Dress modestly.
  • Give up little pleasures.
  • Be pure in thought, word, and deed.
  • Be willing to give up what keeps us from Jesus, and Jesus from us.

Suggested Learning Activities

  • Picture study of the tenth Station.
  • Compose and chart an original prayer.
  • Poem: “Jesus is Stripped of His Garments,” Belger, Sing a Song of Holy Things, p. 70

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