JESUS WAS CRUCIFIED TOTALLY NAKED

**Attended the Barangay Way of the Cross this afternoon till early evening while contemplating on the tenth Station about the nakedness and the humiliation of the Lord..seeing a familiar face beside me, a young lady who used to attend my Mariology class at the Legion of Mary, two years ago, i asked her what was the Lord wearing when he was crucified?..she answered a small peace of cloth.. i answered he was stripped completely naked..she was surprised
Jesus was crucified naked..
Mark 15:24 “And they crucified him. Dividing up his clothes, they cast lots to see what each would get.” AND WE DO AND PRAY THE STATION OF THE CROSS AT THE 10TH STATION ?
TENTH STATION
Jesus is stripped of his garments

V/. Adoramus te, Christe, et benedicimus tibi.
R/. Quia per sanctam crucem tuam redemisti mundum.

From the Gospel according to Matthew. 27:33-36
And when they came to a place called Golgotha (which means the place of a skull), they offered him wine to drink, mingled with gall, but when he tasted it, he would not drink it. And when they had crucified him, they divided his garments among them by casting lots; then they sat down and kept watch over him there.
SHOCKED? IF YOURE STILL PROTESTING THAT THE NAKED SHOULDNT BE THERE IN THE PLACE.. THEN SIMPLY LOOK AT THE CRUCIFIX..THERE'S A NAKED MAD FASTEN BY NAIL IN IT .. THE ACTUAL CRUCIFIXION ? JESUS WAS NOT COVERED BY A LOIN CLOTH AS DEPICTED IN OUR ALTARS.. FOR MANY ARTIST DOESN'T HAVE THE GUTS TO PAINT OR DO SCULPTURES OF A NAKED JESUS WITH HIS PRIVATE PART EXPOSED BUT THE ACTUAL CRUCIFIXION JESUS WAS COMPLETELY CRUCIFIED AND DIED NAKED..READ FROM THE TEACHINGS OF THE EARLY CHURCH ABOUT JESUS NAKEDNESS ON THE CROSS
The Romans had little regard for the Jews, their laws and their sensibilities (e.g., Acts 18:12-17).
The Jews were very scandalized by the sign put on the Cross “Jesus, King of the Jews.” Yet when the Jews specifically went back to Pilate with the demand it be reworded, the Romans refused to change it or take it down even though that was probably more offensive to the Jews than the nakedness of a convicted criminal. Jews were also limited in the number of lashes one could receive, but they certainly paid no heed to that Jewish concern either. They were there to uphold Roman law, not cater to Jewish religious sentiments.
Even among the Jewish rabbis there was allowance for nakedness during execution. The Mishnah (Jewish tradition from earlier centuries compiled around 200 AD) records three opinions held among the Jews, saying,why would we think the Romans would practice more scruples than the Jews? THE ROMANS HAVE NO REGARDS FOR THE JEWISH RELIGION AND PRATICES
A [When] he was four cubits from the place of stoning, they remove his clothes.
B “In the case of a man, they cover him up in front, and in the case of a woman, they cover her up in front and behind,” the words of R. Judah.
C And sages say, “A man is stoned naked, but a woman is not stoned naked.”

Here we have the recording of three Jewish traditions. Two out of three claim that a man was executed naked even among his own Jewish countrymen
One good historical commentary says, “The replacement of Jesus’ own clothes for the walk to Golgotha was probably a concession to Jewish scruples about public nakedness (Jub. 3:30–31; cf. Gen 9:20–27). Crucifixion was normally naked, and in v. 35 Jesus’ clothes will again have been removed; m. Sanh. 6:3 specifies that the clothes should be removed only at the place of execution, not on the way there.”
An excellent commentary on the details of the life of Christ relays, “Even though Jesus has been flogged, Mark/Matt have Jesus dressed again before he sets out to the place of crucifixion. Normally the criminal, carrying the lateral beam of the cross behind his neck with his arms fastened to it, would go naked to the place of crucifixion, being scourged as he went. We know this from passing references in Dionysius of Halicarnassus (Roman Antiquities 7.69.2) and Valerius Maximus (Facta 1.7.4). Indeed, Josephus (Ant. 19.4.5; #270) reports that even Roman nobles involved in the assassination of Gaius Caligula had their clothes removed before being taken to the place of execution.
“In having the final disrobing of Jesus only at the place of execution (Mark 15:24 and par.), the evangelist may reflect a local concession that the Romans made to the Jewish abhorrence of public nudity. Josephus reports that the Roman tribune Celer, who was executed in Jerusalem by imperial order, was dragged across the whole city as a public spectacle before being beheaded; but there is no mention of his being disrobed (War 2.12.7; #246; Ant. 20.6.3; #136).”
Another commentator says, “To distribute the garments of Christ among the soldiers, the clothes had to be removed from Christ. Thus, Christ was crucified naked. The suffering was great at the crucifixion but so was the shame. No artist dares to picture Christ as naked—they put a loin cloth around Him for modesty. But Scripture indicates He was naked.”
Another says, “[T]he normal undergarment was either a tunic or a loincloth, and Jesus’ tunic was taken from him (v. 23; Brown 1970:902), it is perhaps more likely he was naked. Early Christian tradition is divided on the subject (cf. Brown 1994:2:953).”
Catholic Monk and prolific writer Thomas A Kempis wrote a meditative prayer on the death of Christ including the words, “Of the Crucifixion, naked, of the Lord Jesus; and of His hanging for many long hours aloft upon the Cross.”
Typical Crucifixion scene
“[Bishop St.] Melito, the second century AD bishop of Sardis, wrote in his sermon on the passion of Christ: ‘The Sovereign has been made unrecognizable by his naked body, and is not even allowed a garment to keep him from view.’ Because people of his day had witnessed crucifixions, Melito knew that the victims were executed without clothing” (Lexham Bible Dictionary). JESUS SUFFERED THE COMPLETE HUMILIATION BY DYING ON THE CROSS NAKED HIS PRIVATE PARTS EXPOSED FOR ALL TO SEE HIS COUNTRYMEN HIS FOLLOWERS INCLUDING HIS OWN MOTHER AND THE WOMEN OF NAZARETH ..SO NEXT TIME YOU'RE INFRONT OF JESUS CRUCIFIED PRAY AT THE CRUCIFIX AND MEDITATE REMEMBER JESUS NOT ONLY DIED IN HORRENDOUS PAIN BUT SUFFERED COMPLETE PUBLIC HUMILIATION BY DYING NAKED..ALL FOR OUR SINS.
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