According to some traditions, Jesus Christ was scourged and then held overnight in a prison beneath the high priest Caiaphas’ house in Jerusalem. These events are associated with ruins under a modern church, called St. Peter-in-Gallicantu, where an Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles pilgrim paused to pray last week.

Lord God, whose blessed Son our Savior gave his body to be whipped and his face to be spit upon: Give us grace to accept joyfully the sufferings of the present time, confident of the glory that shall be revealed; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.