The Tenth Station
Jesus Is Stripped Of His Garments
In the twelfth station we see Jesus almost naked on the cross, but it was the practice to crucify men completely naked to add shame to their other torments. So, in the tenth station, Jesus would have been stripped of all his garments –
“When the soldiers had crucified Jesus, they took his garments and divided them into four parts, one part for each soldier; also his tunic. But the tunic was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom, so they said to one another, ‘Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it to see whose it shall be.’ This was to fulfil the Scripture which says, ‘They divided my garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots.’” [John 19:23-24]
The soldier who was with us at the first, third, and sixth stations is back with us.
The dedication at the bottom of the tableau is:
|IN MEMORY OF MICHAEL McNAMARA, CAHIR|