Friday, April 15, 2022

Good Friday 2022

Then (Pilate) delivered Him to them to be crucified. And they took Jesus, and led him forth, and bearing His own cross, He went forth to that place which is called Calvary, but in Hebrew Golgotha, where they crucified Him, and with Him two others, one on each side, and Jesus in the midst. ... When Jesus therefore had seen His Mother and the disciple standing whom He loved, He saith to His Mother, “Woman, behold thy son.” After that, He saith to the disciple, “Behold thy mother.” And from that hour, the disciple took her to his own. Afterwards, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, “I thirst.” Now there was a vessel set there full of vinegar. And they, putting a sponge full of vinegar and hyssop, put it to his mouth. Jesus therefore, when He had taken the vinegar, said, “It is finished.” And bowing His head, He gave up the ghost.

And after these things, Joseph of Arimathea (because he was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews) besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus. And Pilate gave leave. He came therefore, and took the body of Jesus. And Nicodemus also came, (he who at the first came to Jesus by night,) bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound weight. They took therefore the body of Jesus, and bound it in linen cloths, with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury. Now there was in the place where he was crucified, a garden; and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein no man yet had been laid. There, therefore, because of the preparation day of the Jews, they laid Jesus, because the sepulchre was nigh at hand.

Pages of the Gospel book of the Holy Roman Emperor Henry II, made ca. 1007-12 at the Abbey of Reichenau; BSB Hss Clm 4452

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