On Holy Thursday, Jesus and his disciples had their final meal together before Jesus was going to die. He gave them bread to eat, which was his body. This is what we eat when we go up to Communion during Mass.
Carrying the Cross
After the Last Supper, Jesus went into a garden to pray. When He was praying, Roman soldiers came to arrest Him. They had found Him because an apostle, named Judas, betrayed him. He betrayed him because the Romans paid him 30 silver coins.
Jesus' Death of the Cross
The soldiers made fun of Jesus as they brought him the Pontius Pilate, who was the governor of the area. They gave him a purple robe and a painful crown of thorns as they jokingly called him a king. When Pontius Pilate met Jesus, he knew that Jesus was innocent, but, in order to make the crowd happy, he commanded Jesus to be beaten with a whip and crucified.
Jesus was forced to carry his cross to a place called Golgotha, which means "The Place of the Skull." This was the place where Jesus would be crucified. The journey was hard and many followers of Jesus were very upset that he was going to be crucified.
The soldiers nailed Jesus to the cross and left him to hang. They put a sign above him that read "INRI," which meant "This is the King of the Jews." They gave him a vinegar sponge to drink on the cross, as that would the person receive less pain. Then, after suffering for a long time, Jesus died.
To make sure Jesus was dead, a soldier pierced his side with a spear, and out came blood and water. After this, Joseph of Arimathea and some of his other Disciples took his body to a tomb and rolled a big stone in front of it. When they checked back on Sunday morning, they found that the stone was rolled away and Jesus' body was gone. An angel appeared to them and said that Jesus had risen.