Meditating on the 24 Hours of Jesus’ Passion
I recently purchased and received the book “The Hours of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ” written by The Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta, the Little Daughter of the Divine Will. In this book we are called to meditate on the twenty-four hours of Jesus’ Passion hour by hour.
I’m not sure exactly if meditating is the same as reading and thinking about what I’ve just read, but that is what I did, wanting to be complete the Hours at least once before the Easter Triduum which begins Holy Thursday. It’s so heartbreaking to know how much our poor Jesus suffered for each of us during these twenty-four hours.
As a reminder to myself and in case anyone is interested, the Passion Hours, time, and description are listed below. The Seven Words Jesus spoke during his three hours on the Cross follow the Hours.
The Hours of Jesus’ Passion1st 5:00 p.m. Jesus takes leave of His Most Holy Mother 2nd 6:00 p.m. Jesus leaves for the Supper Room 3rd 7:00 p.m. The Legal Supper 4th 8:00 p.m. The Eucharistic Supper 5th 9:00 p.m. Agony in the Garden of Gethsemani, 1st Hour 6th 10:00 p.m. Agony in the Garden, 2nd Hour 7th 11:00 p.m. Agony in the Garden, 3rd Hour 8th 12:00 a.m. Jesus is Arrested 9th 1:00 a.m. Jesus falls in the Cedron Stream 10th 2:00 a.m. Jesus is presented to Annas 11th 3:00 a.m. Jesus in the house of Caiphas 12th 4:00 a.m. Jesus in the midst of the soldiers 13th 5:00 a.m. Jesus in prison 14th 6:00 a.m. Jesus again before Caiphas and then brought before Pilate 15th 7:00 a.m. Jesus before Pilate and then sent to Herod 16th 8:00 a.m. Jesus returns to Pilate, Barabbas is released; the Scourging 17th 9:00 a.m. Jesus is crowned with thorns and condemned to death 18th 10:00 a.m. Jesus takes up the Cross 19th 11:00 a.m. The Crucifixion 20th 12:00 p.m. Agony on the Cross, 1st Hour; Jesus’ 1st Word 21st 1:00 p.m. Agony on the Cross, 2nd Hour; Jesus’ 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Words 22nd 2:00 p.m. Agony on the Cross, 3rd Hour; Jesus’ 5th, 6th, and 7th Words 23rd 3:00 p.m. Jesus dies; his Sacred Heart is pierced with the lance 24th 4:00 p.m. Jesus is buried
Jesus’ Seven Words From the Cross1st Word: “Father, forgive them, they know not what they do.” 2nd Word: “Today you will be with me in Paradise.” 3rd Word: “Woman, behold your son.” “Behold your Mother.” 4th Word: “My God, my God, why have you abandoned Me?” 5th Word: “I thirst.” 6th Word: “All is consummated.” 7th Word: “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.”
Should you want to buy the book, it is available on Amazon or the Divine Will website.