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The Passion Tradition of the Church of St. John: Mark contrasted

Old Hamburg, Nikolaifleet, 1989
Old Hamburg, Nikolaifleet, 1989

the constant descent over many stations to the absolute earthly low with the Passion Tradition of the Christians of St. John with the ascent again.

The restoration of the earthly honor of Jesus, 15:38-47, is followed by the restoration of the supernatural glory of Jesus, 16,1-8. Just as Jesus sinks lower and lower in his descent and his tormentors are of lower and lower rank, the ascent runs in reverse order from the lower to the higher rank.

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