March 31, 2018The burial of Jesus

The shades of evening fall fast and silently round that Mother, sitting at the foot of the Cross with the covered Head of her dead Son upon her lap. The very earth is weary with the weight of that eventful day.

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March 30, 2018The taking down Jesus from the Cross (part II)

A small body of men is now approaching the summit of Calvary, and from their fixed looks it is plain that Jesus is the object of their coming. Is it some fresh outrage, some new sorrow for Mary?

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March 30, 2018The taking down Jesus from the Cross (part I)

The darkness of the eclipse had passed away, and the true shades of evening were beginning to fall. The Cross stood bare on Calvary against the light which the setting sun had left behind it in the west.

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March 30, 2018The crucifixion

The world is a mystery. Life, time, death, doubt, good and evil, and the uncertainty which hangs about our eternal lot, are all mysteries. But the Crucifix is the meaning of them, the solution of them all.

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March 30, 2018Good Friday — Meeting Jesus with the Cross

At all the horrors of the morning Mary is present. She hears the sound of the scourging, and sees Him at the pillar, and the people around Him sprinkled with His Blood.

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