Friday, March 29, 2024

Good Friday 2024


Jesus dies on a cross for all humanity
(The Crucifixion painted by Jean Baptiste van Eycken (1809-1853) in Notre Dame
de la Chapelle Photo 43692875 © Jozef Sedmak |

They then 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. Pilate 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 1 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,