27:32-34: 32 And as they came out, they found a man of Cy-re'na, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross, 33 They were come unto a place called Gol'-go-tha, that is to say, a place of a skull, 34 They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink.
These verses are about the passions of Christ before his crucifixion. History says that traditional station of the Cross begins in Via Dolorosa, which is one of the principal east-west streets of Jerusalem. Today on this street we can find the chapel of Flagellation and Covent of the sister of Zion. Our Lord, Jesus, has borne his cross a part of the route and they came out of Jerusalem. The soldiers compelled a man Simon, by name, from Cyrena a town from North Africa, to bear the cross of Jesus. Some theologists believe that Simon was a Jewish man anthers believe that he was a black man. But the most important is that he had the great privilege to bear the Jesus' cross.
Verse 33 is about the crucifixion place. All four gospels have the geek word kranian, which has reached into English by many of the Latin form cranium. In Matthew, Mark and John this is translated skull in the King James Version, but it is translated Calvary in Luke (23:33). This word Calvary comes from the Latin Vulgate, where calvaria is the regular translation of the Greek kranion writes... [continues]
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