A page dedicated to the movie called "Jesus of Nazareth" by Franco Zeffirelli, who had a divine inspiration to make such a beautiful film. The most important decision of all by Zeffirelli was to give the part of Jesus to the British actor Robert Powell. He was and still is the most magnificent Christ in the history of cinema depicting Jesus public ministry, Passion crucification death and resurrection.  The sets, the costumes and the actors where brilliant. In the film you can see an all star cast; Olivia Hussey as Mary, Anthony Quinn to Peter Ustinov, from James Mason to Lawrence Olivier, from Christopher Plummer to Rod Steiger, from Anne Bancroft to Ernest Borgnine, Stacy Keach. Micheal York as John the Baptist. Passion of Christ,  Jesus sees his Mother at the foot of the Cross, Jesus sees Mary Magdalene, Jesus sees John,  Jesus gives His mother to all the world, to all the beloved disciples.

Jesus of Nazareth VIIII


The Passion of Christ

Behold Thy Mother




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The Blessed Virgin Mary; The Mother of God

Jesus sees his grieving Mother,
She who made the Lord our Brother;
Now the sword her heart has pierced.



John Chapter 19
25:  But standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Mag'dalene.

Jesus of Nazareth - The Mother of God goes to see her Son
At the cross, her station keeping,
Stood the mournful mother weeping,
Where He hung, the dying Lord;
For her soul of joy bereavèd,
Bowed with anguish, deeply grievèd,
Felt the sharp and piercing sword.



Oh, how sad and sore distressèd
Now was she, that mother blessèd
Jesus of Nazareth - The Mother of God goes to see her Son
Of the sole begotten One;
Deep the woe of her affliction,
When she saw the crucifixion

Of her ever glorious Son.

Who, on Christ’s dear mother gazing
Pierced by anguish so amazing
Born of woman, would not weep?
Who, on Christ’s dear mother thinking
Such a cup of sorrow drinking
Would not share her sorrows deep?
Jesus of Nazareth - The Mother of God goes to see her Son

For His people’s sins chastisèd,
She beheld her Son despisèd,
Scourged, and crowned with thorns entwined;
Saw Him then from judgment taken,
And in death by all forsaken,
Till His Spirit He resigned.



Jesus, may her deep devotion
Stir in me the same emotion,
Fount of love, Redeemer kind,
That my heart fresh ardor gaining,Jesus sees His Mother
And a purer love attaining,
May with Thee acceptance find.

Near the cross, her vigil keeping,
Stood the mother, worn with weeping,
Where He hung, the dying Lord;
Through her soul, in anguish groaning,
Bowed in sorrow, sighing, moaning,
Passed the sha
rp and piercing sword.
John and Our Mother

O the weig
ht of her affliction!
Hers, who won God’s benediction,
Hers, who bore God’s Holy One:
O that speechless, ceaseless yearning!
O those dim eyes never turning

From her wondrous, suffering Son!




Who upon
that mother gazing,
In her trouble so amazing,Magdalene see Our Lord on the Tree
Born of woman, would not weep?
Who of Christ’s dear mother thinking,
While her Son that cup is drinking,
Would not share her sorrow deep?

Jesus of Nazareth - Behold thy mother





John Chapter 19

26: When Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing near, he said to his mother,
"Woman, behold, your son!"

Our Mother and the beloved disciple John
27: Then he said to the disciple,
"Behold, your mother!"
And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.

For His people’s sin chastisèd
She beheld her Son despisèd,
Bound and bleeding ’neath the rod;
Saw the Lord’s Anointed taken,
Dying desolate, forsaken,
Heard Him yield His soul to God.

Jesus sees His MotherNear Thy cross, O Christ, abiding,
Grief and love my heart dividing,
I with her would take my place;
By Thy guardian cross uphold me,
In Thy dying, Christ, enfold me
With the deathless arms of grace.


Jesus, may her deep devotion
Stir in me the same emotion,
Fount of love, Redeemer kind,
That my heart fresh ardor gaining,
And a purer love attaining,
May with Thee acceptance find.

Our Mother and the beloved disciple John"For it is I Jesus who had the nails driven through My hands and feet as I watched My Mother weep below because she knew how the sins of mankind pierced Me."

"My mother weeps for her Son.

My people your mother, My mother, weeps for you too because you have rejected the will of your Father.

My people, you have ignored your Mother. You have ignored her Son"




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