The exact distance that Jesus carried the cross on his way to be crucified is unknown due to the changes that have taken place in Jerusalem since the first century. It is also unclear as to whether or not Christ actually carried the physical cross.Know More
Matthew 27:32 states that a man named Simon from Cyrene was chosen from the crowd to carry the cross for Jesus. In all artwork dealing with the subject until 1100 A.D., Simon is depicted as carrying the cross behind Jesus.
After Jesus was taken prisoner in the Garden of Gethsemane, he was taken to the Praetorium. His last walk was from the Praetorium to an area just outside of Jerusalem called "Golgotha," which translates to "place of the skulls."Learn more about Christianity
The person who helped Jesus carry his cross is said to be Simon of Cyrene. He is mentioned doing this in the Synoptic Gospels and the Fifth Station of the Stations of the Cross.Full Answer >
Even though there are legends about what kind of wood the cross that Jesus was crucified on was made from, it is unknown what kind of wood was used to make Jesus' cross. A popular legend claims that dogwood was used, but this has not been proven.Full Answer >
Jesus' mission on Earth was to spread the word of God and die on the cross as a penance for the sins of humans. According to John 17:18, God gave Jesus his mission. Jesus in turn gave his disciples, or followers, a mission on Earth to continue spreading God's word and the good news of Jesus' resurrection after he died on the cross.Full Answer >
There is no definitive biblical or authoritative historic document that states which wood Jesus' cross was made from. However, according to the traditions of the Eastern Orthodox church, the cross is said to have been made of three types of wood, mainly cedar, pine and cypress.Full Answer >