of the Cross

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Station 5. Simon of Cyrene Carries the Cross

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James Jacques Tissot (French painter and illustrator, 1836-1902), "Simon the Cyrenian Compelled to Carry the Cross with Jesus (Simon de Cyrène contraint de porter la Croix avec Jésus)," (1884-1896), Opaque watercolor over graphite on gray wove paper, 
20.2 x 29.8 cm, Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY.
Mark 15:21 (NIV)

"A certain man from Cyrene, Simon, the father of Alexander and Rufus, was passing by on his way in from the country, and they forced him to carry the cross."

Luke 23:26 (NIV)

"As they led him away, they seized Simon from Cyrene, who was on his way in from the country, and put the cross on him and made him carry it behind Jesus."

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