For God’s will was for us to be made holy by the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ, once for all time.
The Death of Jesus
While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up to heaven.
Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?”
which means “My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?”
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. Many other women who had come with him to Jerusalem were also there.
And Pilate posted a sign on the cross that read, “Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.”
Carrying the cross by himself, he went to the place called Place of the Skull (in Hebrew, Golgotha). There they nailed him to the cross.
“Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone. Anyone who believes and is baptized will be saved.” [Read more…]
Jesus knew that his mission was now finished, and to fulfill Scripture he said, “I am thirsty.” A jar of sour wine was sitting there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put it on a hyssop branch, and held it up to his lips. When Jesus had tasted it, he said, “It is finished!” Then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. [Read more…]