The Holy Land Project features music for all liturgical seasons. Here are some songs to help you meditate on the Passion of Christ.
As Jesus prepared to enter Jerusalem on the first Palm Sunday, he gazed down at at the city and cried because he had prophesied her destruction. Forty years later in AD 70 Jesus’ prophesy was fulfilled as Roman legions besieged the city, leveled it and burned the temple.
The Last Supper
Here in the Cenacle, the Upper Room, Jesus, with His twelve disciples, institutes the Eucharist. Our bread of life, the Most Holy Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. He tells us to “Do this in remembrance of me.”
Night in Gethsemane
The Garden of Gethsemane, near the foot of the Mount of Olives, is where Jesus went to pray the night of His betrayal and arrest. The night before He was crucified.
Before the Cock Crows
The Church of Saint Peter in Gallicantu (galli cantu means cock crow in Latin) commemorates Peter denying Jesus three times. In the lower level of the church is a pit where it is believed Jesus spent the night before He was crucified.
The Via Dolorosa (The Way of Sorrows) is a pilgrims walk, that commemorates the Fourteen Stations of the Cross, where Jesus, suffering, wound His way through the Old City to Calvary Hill, the Place of the Skull.
The Seven Last Words
As Jesus hung on the cross crucified, He had seven last sayings according to Holy Scripture, prior to His death. These became known as The Seven Last Words of Jesus. He spoke these words from the cross.
His resurrection reveals that death cannot hold us from the eternal glory to which God has called us. Through His resurrection, death is defeated.
Chapel of the Angel
This chapel protects the tomb of Jesus. Here is where the Angels spoke to Mary Magdalene the morning of the resurrection.