Year 5 – The Passion of Our Lord 2018

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The Triumphant entry into Jerusalem

The crowds welcome Jesus by waving palm branches as he approaches Jerusalem.

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The Last supper

During his last meal with his disciples, Jesus blesses the bread and wine and offers them up as a memorial.

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Judas betrays Jesus

Jesus is disturbed from his prayers by Judas. He has brought Roman soldiers with him who will arrest Jesus once Judas has given them a sign. Judas betrays Jesus with a kiss on his cheek.

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Peter denies Jesus

When Peter is recognised as one of Jesus' friends, he denies it three times, just as Jesus said he would.

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Jesus is brought before Caiaphas

Caiaphas questions Jesus and asks him, ``Are you the Son of God?``. When Jesus answers yes, Caiaphas turns him over to Pontius Pilate to be tried by Roman law.

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Jesus is senteced to Death

Pontius Pilate asks the crowd to decide which of his two prisoners he should release: Jesus or Barabbas. They choose Barabbas so Jesus is sentenced to death.

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Jesus is given his cross

Jesus is given a heavy cross to carry and so begins his long journey to Calvary.

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Jesus falls

The cross is so heavy that Jesus falls under its weight. He will fall three times before he reaches the place where he will finally be crucified.

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Jesus comforts a group of women

How typical of Jesus! Although he must be feeling tired, hurt and scared he still finds time to comfort a group of weeping women.

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Jesus is crucified

Along with two criminals Jesus is nailed to the cross. One of the criminals asks Jesus to remember him when he comes into his kingdom. Jesus promises that he will be with him in paradise.

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``Father, into your hands I commend my spirit``.

After several hours in pain, Jesus is finally ready to die. But before he dies, he asks God to forgive those who have done all these terrible things to him. He says, ``Forgive them, Lord, for they do not know what they have done!``.

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Jesus alone on the Cross

Everyone has gone now. Jesus is truly alone. His lifeless body hangs on the cross.

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Jesus is put inside the tomb

Jesus is taken down from the Cross and placed inside a tomb. It takes 5 soldiers to roll the heavy stone across the entrance.

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Soldiers stand guard

The Jewish officials are worried that the disciples may steal the body of Jesus and claim that he has risen. Pilate places guards at the tomb to make sure this does not happen.

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An angel appears

The guards are scared when they see an angel appear in front of them. They decide to run away.

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The angel moves the stone

With a wave of her hand, the stone, which took 5 soldiers to move, gently slides away.

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The Tomb is empty

After Passover, Mary Magdalene goes to the tomb to prepare Jesus' body. But when she enters the tomb, she cannot find his body. The tomb is empty. The angel tells her to go to his disciples and tell them that Jesus has risen from the dead.

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Jesus appears to his Disciples

The disciples do not believe Mary's story about the empty tomb. It is not until Jesus appears before them that they accept that he has truly risen.

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``I am the way, the truth and the life``.

``You believe because you have seen me, but happy are those who have not seen me but still believe. Their reward will be great!``