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The Lenten Cross

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This Cross started with the bare remains of the Christmas Tree. Each Sunday in Lent an item was added to signify the humiliation and suffering of Jesus.

Firstly, there came the Purse of Money which contained the thirty pieces of silver which the church leaders paid to Judas to betray Jesus (Matthew 27:3).

Secondly, was brought to the Cross the red Robe that the soldiers put about the shoulders of Jesus hailing him mockingly as King (Matthew 27:28).

Thirdly, there was hung up on the stump the Crown of Thorns that the soldiers also pushed onto his head (Matthew 27:29).

Fourthly, several nails were added, two for his hands and one for his feet (John 20:25).

Fifthly, the Spear which pierced his side to prove his death was lain against the Cross (John 19:34). Finally the Dice were brought which the soldiers used to gamble for his raiment (John 19:23-24 and Psalm 22:18).

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