Friday, April 6, 2012

Good Friday

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The Death of Jesus
At noon, darkness fell across the whole land until three o'clock.  Then, at that time Jesus called out with a loud voice,
"Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?" which means, "My God, my God, why have You forsaken Me?"
Some of the bystanders misunderstood and thought He was calling for the prophet Elijah. One of them ran and filled a sponge with sour wine, holding it up to Him on a stick so he could drink.  "Leave Him alone.  Let's see whether Elijah will come and take Him down!" he said.
Then Jesus uttered another loud cry and breathed His last.  And the curtain in the Temple was torn in two, from top to bottom.  When the Roman officer who stood facing Him saw how He had died, he exclaimed, "Truly, this was the Son of God!"
Some women were there, watching from a distance, including Mary Magdalene, Mary (the mother of James the younger and of Joseph) and Salome.  They had been followers of Jesus and had cared for Him while He was in Galilee.  Then they and many other women had come with Him to Jerusalem. {source and to learn more}

1 comment:

  1. What a great post. I participated in a Maudy Thursday service last night that really sets the tone for today.

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    I hope you have a very happy Easter!!