How Many Times Did Jesus Fall Carrying the Cross?

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Jesus fell three times while carrying his cross to the place where he was crucified. The falls are marked as part of the Stations of the Cross, which many churches observe on Good Friday.

The Bible notes that prior to carrying the cross, Jesus had been beaten and wounded with a crown made of thorns, making him unable to bear the weight of the wooden cross. Multiple books of the Bible indicate that a man named Simon of Cyrene, a passerby in the crowd, was ordered by guards to take the cross from Jesus and carry it the rest of the way.