The Holy Grail came into the possession of Joseph of Arimathea
, and by him was brought to Britain.
I had it, together with this piece of the true rood, from the five-and-twentieth descendant of Joseph of Arimathea
, who still lives in Jerusalem alive and well, though latterly much afflicted by boils.
The wealthy owner, Joseph of Arimathea
, was getting it back on the third day!
According to religious legend, Joseph of Arimathea
preserved the Precious Blood after he washed the dead body of Christ.
Joseph of Arimathea
overcame his fear and asked Pontius Pilate for Christ's body the Roman governor Pontius Pilate saw the injustice of the situation and wanted to release Jesus.
And then with a loud voice, he cried out again, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!" Joseph of Arimathea
took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, placed it in his own new tomb, and rolled a big stone in front of the entrance to the tomb.
Mary Magdalene, Samaritan woman, Zachhaeus, Joseph of Arimathea
, Nicodemus and the twelve disciples are some individuals whom Jesus could transform or influence, using his Soft Power.
Stations 3, 4, 6, 7, and 9 are not specifically attested to in the gospels (in particular, no evidence exists of station 6 ever being known before medieval times) and Station 13 (representing Jesus's body being taken down off the cross and laid in the arms of his mother Mary) seems to embellish the gospels' record, which states that Joseph of Arimathea
took Jesus down from the cross and buried him.
A few asserted that the compassionate expressions of Veronica, the women of Jerusalem, and Joseph of Arimathea
proved the stations are not anti-Semitic.
Because I know this to be so, I had hopes that our visit to the Garden Tomb of Joseph of Arimathea
, where the crucified Jesus was buried, would, as it did for me years ago, awaken others to the seamlessness of divine-human manifesting.
According to legend is Joseph of Arimathea
supposed to have built the first Christian church in Britain?
It describes how Jesus was lain in a rock-cut tomb belonging to Joseph of Arimathea
, a wealthy Jew and follower of Jesus.