Easter Story - THE ARREST


This image is part of a cycle of frescoes in the former Dominican monastery of San Marco (in Florence, Italy).  It was created by Fra Angelico (1395-1455) sometime between 1437-1446.  Online, courtesy Wikimedia Commons.


Using a prearranged signal, Judas kissed Jesus to let his compatriots know which person they needed to arrest.

As the officials reached for Jesus, Peter (one of the disciples who once walked on water and later died a gruesome death) drew his sword and cut off the ear of one of the men. Chiding Peter, Jesus told his followers to put away their swords as He healed the wounded ear.

Addressing the men who had come for him, Jesus asked why they had waited for darkness to arrest him.

Am I leading a rebellion that you have come with swords and clubs? Every day I was with you in the temple courts, and you did not lay a hand on me. But this is your hour - when darkness reigns.

It would be a very long night, indeed, when darkness reigned over Jerusalem.

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Author: Carole D. Bos, J.D. 5199stories and lessons created

Original Release: Feb 01, 2008

Updated Last Revision: Feb 25, 2015

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