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The Gospel According to Simon of Cyrene

What Every Catholic Should Know

by Daniel, Joseph Cesar

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Published by AuthorHouse .
Written in English

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    Number of Pages272
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    ISBN 101425957854
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      They compelled this man to carry his cross. (Matthew ESV) And as they led him away, they seized one Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, and laid on him the cross, to .


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The Gospel According to Simon of Cyrene by Daniel, Joseph Cesar Download PDF EPUB FB2

This book provides the missing pieces to the jigsaw puzzle we call Jesus. The missing pieces are so different from the existing pieces present in the Gospels of the New Testament that a new and unfamiliar picture of Jesus emerges. Without this book, and especially the Gospel of Simon of Cyrene, it is impossible to understand Jesus and his : $   In The Gospel of Simon, John Smelcer realizes Simon of Cyrene's story in the form of a vision from Christ after the crucifixion.

Though it takes place over two thousand years ago, the questions Simon asks could have been asked this morning. And the answers Christ gives in the vision are balm to the contemporary ear.5/5(15).

This book provides the missing pieces to the jigsaw puzzle we call Jesus. The missing pieces are so different from the existing pieces present in the Gospels of the New Testament that a new and unfamiliar picture of Jesus emerges. Without this book, and especially the Gospel of Simon of Cyrene, it is impossible to understand Jesus and his :   And they compelled a passerby, Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to carry his cross.

— Mark And as they led him away, they seized one Author: Chris Nye. This book provides the missing pieces to the jigsaw puzzle we call Jesus. The missing pieces are so different from the existing pieces present in the Gospels of the New Testament that a new and unfamiliar picture of Jesus emerges.

Without this book, and especially the Gospel of Simon of Cyrene, it is impossible to understand Jesus and his life. Reading: Mark If you come to J you’ll find that John’s gospel record concerning the journey of Christ to Golgotha, doesn’t mention Simon of Cyrene, and I think there is a reason for that, because in J John in fact puts it this way when he says this in v Cyrene (Κυρήνη) was a city established in North Africa by Greek settlers from the Aegean island of Thera around BC (Herodotus, History, Book IV; Strabo, Geography, Book XVII).

According to the ancient accounts, the Greeks who established this colony did so by following the instructions of the oracle in order to escape severe famine. Verse - And they compel one passing by Simon of Cyrene, coming from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to go with them, that he might bear his cross.

It seems from St. Matthew (Matthew ) that our Savior bore his own cross from the palace to the gate of the tablet, The Gospel According to Simon of Cyrene book the inscription afterwards attached to the cross, would be carried before him; and a certain. Simon of Cyrene is mentioned in Matthew, Mark, and Luke as the man who carried the cross of Jesus to the location of His death.

Since Cyrene was located in modern day Libya, many have suggested that Simon was a dark-skinned African man who had come to Jerusalem to worship during the Passover.

The account of Simon of Cyrene is very brief, but is very important. As the Lord began his trek to Calvary, it seems that He was carrying His own cross as we read in John“ And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha.”.

Paul speaks of the mother of Rufus as being also his mother—i.e., endeared to him by many proofs of maternal kindness—and so we are led to the belief that the wife of Simon of Cyrene must, at some time or other, at Antioch or Corinth, and afterwards at Rome, have. Simon of Cyrene is mentioned in Matthew, Mark and Luke.

Matthew only records his name and place of origin (), but Mark and Luke say that he was “on his way in from the country” (Luke ).

Mark, uncharacteristically, provides the most information about Simon, adding that he was “the father of Alexander and Rufus” (Mark Because Simon was from Cyrene, does not necessarily mean that he lived in Cyrene. We also read in Acts that there were faithful Cyrenians preaching the Gospel in Antioch.

Acts tells us of a Cyrenian name Lucius that lived in Antioch. To read more about Simon of Cyrene, please click on these Answers From the Book links. Thomas Oden counsels: “Ponder this as if with African eyes: Mark, Lucius of Cyrene and Simon the Black were all together in Antioch, praying and fasting and participating in the Spirit’s mission to send chosen vessels for the first missionary journey.

Note that this African core of missionaries preceded Paul in gospel witness. In fact they. The first edition of The Gospel According to Jesus won wide acclaim in confronting the “easy-believism” that has characterized some aspects of evangelical Christianity.

Over the past 50 years, a handful of books have become true classics, revered world-wide for their crystal-clear presentation of the Gospel and lauded for their contribution. Legend tells us that Simon of Cyrene, the man who helped Jesus carry his cross up to Calvary, was an egg merchant.

Passing by on his way to market, Simon is stopped by Roman soldiers and ordered to help Jesus carry his cross to Calvary/5(4). 26 i And as they led him away, they seized one Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, and laid on him the cross, to carry it behind Jesus.

27 And there followed him a great multitude of the people and of women who were j mourning and lamenting for him. 28 But turning to them Jesus said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for. Mark says, “A certain man from Cyrene, Simon, the father of Alexander and Rufus, was passing by on his way in from the country, and they forced him to carry the cross.”.

In Lukeamid the crucifixion event, we read, ‘And as they led [Jesus] away, they seized one Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, and laid on him the cross, to carry it.

In his novel, "The Gospel of Simon," (which is to be published by Leapfrog Press next month) Smelcer details the impact of the crucifixion upon Simon the Cyrene. The story begins outside Jerusalem.

A Son of Simon of Cyrene: The first of these Alexanders is referred to in the passage in Mk, where he is said to have been one of the sons of Simon of Cyrene, the man who carried the cross of Christ.

Alexander therefore may have been a North African by birth. Simon of Cyrene met Jesus in the most unusual way. Mark and Luke tell us he was coming back from the country.

Whether out of curiosity or just being stuck in foot traffic, Simon ends up being a bystander to Jesus making his way to Golgotha. Weakened from the flogging, Jesus could no.

-Thich Nhat Hanh, Love in Action "A book that reminds us again and again of Jesus' gospel of love." -Saul Bellow 2, years ago, an itinerant Jewish preacher was condemned to crucifixion.

A man named Simon, from Cyrene, was compelled to help Jesus carry. As this historical novel evolved, Smelcer recalls for us the story of Simon of Cyrene.

Simon was in Jerusalem with his two sons for the Jewish Passover to sell his wines. While there, Simon was commanded by Roman soldiers to help Jesus of Nazareth carry a heavy wooden cross on which the Nazarene was to be crucified. Allow me to point out just a few of the details that are unique to John’s Gospel.

Notice that in Matthew, Mark, and Luke, when Jesus is sent to be crucified he is unable to carry his own cross, hence Simon of Cyrene is pressed into service and forced to carry it instead. But in John we read, “The soldiers took Jesus prisoner. We also know that there is a man named Rufus at the church in Rome, so it is not a stretch to think that this co-laborer for the gospel may well be the son of Simon of Cyrene mentioned by Mark.

Tradition links St Simon with the “men of Cyrene” who preached the Gospel to the Greeks. (Acts )It was in Antioch where St Simon of Cyrene and his sons Alexander and Rufus served as prophets.

St Simon of Cyrene is mentioned in the Synoptic Gospels (Matt. As to Simon of Cyrene, I see him as a type, perhaps the first example of living out Christ’s admonition in Lukeand a possible allusion to Romans Simon had to be forced against his will, against his desires or preferences, to carry Jesus’ cross.

He knew that the cross was the universal symbol of a shameful death. And they compelled a passerby, Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to carry his cross. Luke ESV / 4 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful And when they came to the place that is called The Skull, there they crucified him, and the criminals, one on his right and one on his left.

Thus he himself did not suffer. Rather, a certain Simon of Cyrene was compelled to carry his cross for him. It was he who was ignorantly and erroneously crucified, being transfigured by him, so that he might be thought to be Jesus.

Moreover, Jesus assumed the form of Simon, and stood by laughing at them. Irenaeus, Against Heresies. A man named Simon, from Cyrene was compelled to help Jesus carry the heavy cross through the crowded streets.

The Gospel of Simon is a timely and timeless book that readers will turn to again and again to reflect on favorite dog-eared passages. A remarkable and unforgettable book. It should be noted that "The Gospel of Simon" is being. Simon of Cyrene assists Jesus in carrying the cross. By the second century a number of suggestions were being circulated that someone other than Jesus was crucified on Golgotha.

According to Irenaeus the gnostic Basilides maintained that Jesus did not suffer. Historical Precedents: Simon of Cyrene. According to New Testament Gospel accounts, Simon of Cyrene was the one who helped to Jesus to carry the cross during the crucifixion. The Forgotten Discovery.

Ina discovery of several ossuaries belonging to the family of Simon of Cyrene were discovered by a Hebrew University professor Eleazer Sukenink, and his assistant Nahman Avigad.

We read in Acts about the men from Cyrene and Cyprus who founded the church in Antioch. The Apostle Mark who is known as the Apostle to Africa mentions Simon with his sons Alexander and Rufus and they became prominent members of the early church. It was the Cyrenians who carried the Gospel to : Onleilove Alston.

2, years ago, Roman soldiers compelled a man named Simon, from Cyrene, to help a condemned itinerant preacher named Jesus to carry his heavy cross through the streets of Jerusalem to Golgotha where he was crucified.

This is Simon's account of that fateful day. "This book belongs among the classics of religion, if not in a class all by itself. Get this from a library. The gospel of Simon.

[John E Smelcer] -- ""In a world where the media relentlessly enflames fear and hatred, here is a quiet voice espousing the triumph of love and peace."--Archbishop Desmond Tutu "This book shows the many similarities. Pastor Jack Abeelen teaching from the book of Mark in his study titled "Simon of Cyrene" Join us Sunday AM at 8,and PST here at.

The location of Cyrene has led some scholars to wonder if Simon was a black man, which is certainly possible. However, Cyrene was officially a Greek and Roman city, which means it was populated by a number of different nationalities.

(Acts mentions a. The first three gospels say that Simon of Cyrene helped Jesus carry the cross to Golgotha. But John says that Jesus carried the cross the full distance himself, and doesn't mention Simon of Cyrene The gospel of John adds some extra details to the accounts of the crucifixion and the resurrection.

According to tradition this Gospel was composed to satisfy the urgent request of the people of Rome for a written summary of Peter’s preaching in that city.

However, this cannot mean that the information found in this book must be withheld from everybody living outside of the city limits of the capital. As is clear [ ]. Simon Bears the Cross 26 When they led Him away, they seized a man, Simon of Cyrene, coming in from the country, and placed on him the cross to carry behind Jesus.

Cross references.The Gospel of Luke - Worksheet / Test Paper. The bible verses are taken from the American Standard Bible. Answer: herd of pigs Jesus cures a demon-possessed man and sends the demons to a herd of pigs (Luke ).

Who helps Jesus to carry the cross? Answer: Simon of Cyrene Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus to carry the cross (Luke ).According to Luke’s gospel, Simon of Cyrene is seized by the Roman soldiers and made to carry the cross of Christ.

Simon, had you heard of this Jesus? What, oh Simon, did you feel when you first looked into Jesus’ eyes? Was your heart gripped as you saw his weeping wounds?