The image to the left is from a carved door from the Basilica of Santa Sabina in Rome. Though it dates to 400 years after the crucifixion, it is, arguably, the first known image of the event. It might have been that the crucifixion was too sacred, too horrific, or maybe both, to portray. But that’s not to say it wasn’t at the center of Christian belief. And it is still.
Last year, I created a Twitter account called @passionweek which tracked the events of Jesus’ final week from Palm Sunday to Easter. It will go live again this year on March 28 — Palm Sunday.
Throughout the week, the @passionweek twitter account will post a brief glimpse of what Jesus experienced at the time he would of experienced it. The timing is mostly estimated. Regardless, I hope it can give you reason to pause throughout the week to reflect and anticipate the crucifixion on Friday, the silence that follows, and the resurrection on Sunday.
For a fuller explanation of how I set it up, see this explanation from last year.