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Our Talking Chairs - #2

posted 16 Nov 2015, 14:34 by St.Serfs Tullibody-Clacks   [ updated 17 Nov 2015, 00:08 by Richard Bradley ]
Chair 2 Crown of thorns

 
According to three of the canonical Gospels a woven crown of thorns was placed on the head of Jesus during the events leading up to the Crucifixion of Jesus. It was one of the instruments of the Passion, employed by Jesus' captors both to cause him pain and to mock his claim of authority. It is mentioned in the gospels of Matthew (27:29), Mark (15:17), and John (19:2, 5) and is often alluded to by the early Church Fathers, such as Clement of Alexandria, Origen, and others.

(Rev W Izett)
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