Friday, April 7, 2023

Good Friday 2023


Amidst chaos, Jesus is crucified with two thieves
(Photo ID 77227510 © Jozef Sedmak |  A  photo of a Fresco of the Crucifixion in the Cathedral of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary by Giovanna Antonio de Sacchis, nicknamed Pordenone (1484-1539)

"Then they took charge of Jesus, and carrying his own cross he went out of the city to the place of the skull or, as it was called in Hebrew, Golgotha, where they crucified him with two others, one on either side with Jesus in the middle.  Pilot wrote out a notice and had it fixed to the cross; it ran: 'Jesus the Nazarene, King of the Jews'.  This notice was read by many of the Jews, because the place where Jesus was crucified was not far from the city, and the writing was in Hebrew, Latin and Greek.  So the Jewish chief priests said to Pilate, 'You should not write "King of the Jews", but "This man said: I am King of the Jews"'  Pilate answered, 'What I have written, I have written'." (John 19:17-22)

Note: Scripture passage is from the  Jerusalem Bible copyright 1966 by Darton, Longman & Todd Ltd and Doubleday & Company, Inc. Garden City, New York,