The Third Station
Jesus Falls The First Time
This event is not recorded in the gospels, but it is likely to have occurred because Jesus had already been beaten and scourged and was, therefore, very weak.
In the background are the walls of Jerusalem. The place of crucifixion was just outside the walls so it wasn’t a long walk – but long enough when carrying such a weight.
Notice the two men in yellow and blue garb observing Jesus. They represent the onlookers – followers of Jesus, opponents, curious people, passers by, you and me.
The Roman (?) soldier stands in the background, too, unconcerned and uninvolved – it’s just another crucifixion.
The dedication at the bottom of the tableau is:
|PRAY FOR THE MULCAHY FAMILY, FENOR|