Here Jesus finds it hard to bear the cross. The Roman soldiers force Simon of Cyrene, a pilgrim who came to Jerusalem from the city of Cyrene in Libya, then a Greek colony, to help Jesus carry the unbearable cross.
"And when they brought him out of there, and brought them in one man, they came from the fie ld, and named after them a man of fire, and set up the threshing board to carry the other men" (Luk 23:26).
At this station, a Franciscan chapel was built that describes the event but does not enter it. The stone with the depression to the right of the chapel is the station and is an ancient stone that was incorporated in a church from the 19th century, when it was built here in 1889.
It is known from the Bible that he was "the father of Alexander the Great" and the conclusion that he was a Jew is only according to his Jewish name.
Either way, Simon was commanded to help Jesus carry the unbearable crucifixion. Some see Simon as one of the first Jews to accept the Jesus, the so-called "scribes." Others maintain that this is not how things are described in the gospel according to Matthew and the Gospel according to Mark. In these letters it is written explicitly that the Romans forced Simon to help Jesus, against his will. So how does this relate to Simon's faith in Christ being the Messiah?