Video Reflection: Early Reactions to Jesus’ Death

As Holy Week comes to a close, we are reminded of the powerful significance of Jesus’ death. Fr. James Croghan, SJ, director of Ignatian Identity at Regis High School in New York City, provides a video reflection on how the early disciples would have felt after Jesus’ passion.

“At the time when this was happening, no one knew what the ending was going to be,” said Fr. Croghan, of the uncertainty that early followers of Christ experienced prior to the Resurrection.

By examining all four gospels, Fr. Croghan delves into the various emotions that the disciples would have been feeling. “When Jesus dies on the cross, people are crushed,” he explains. “They feel abandoned, despondent; they don’t know what’s going on, they’re afraid.”

Click the video below to view the full reflection.

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