Friday, March 30, 2018

Holy Week - On Friday, Jesus died

By Sara Ipatenco
"Pietà" by Kelvin Burzon in Noli Me Tangere
In the early morning hours of Good Friday, Jesus was arrested. This is also when Judas betrayed Jesus by kissing his cheek, the sign he arranged with those who bribed him to let them know which man was Jesus. Jesus stood trial where he was whipped, beaten, spat upon and then made to carry his own cross up the hill where he was nailed to it. A crown of thorns was forced on his head, as well. Late in the day, Jesus died. He was removed from the cross, wrapped in cloths and buried in a nearby tomb. Luke 23: 55 The women who had come with Jesus from Galilee followed Joseph and saw the tomb and how his body was laid in it. [More]
"Ama Namin" (Lord Our Shepard) by Kelvin Burzon. Image courtesy of the Alpha & Omega Project for Religious Arts Collection