Friday, April 06, 2007

Good Friday

They compelled a passer-by, who was coming in from the country, to carry his cross; it was Simon of Cyrene, the father of Alexander and Rufus. Then they brought Jesus to the place called Golgotha (which means the place of a skull). And they offered him wine mixed with myrrh; but he did not take it. And they crucified him, and divided his clothes among them, casting lots to decide what each should take.

It was nine o’clock in the morning when they crucified him. The inscription of the charge against him read, ‘The King of the Jews.’ And with him they crucified two bandits, one on his right and one on his left. Those who passed by derided him, shaking their heads and saying, ‘Aha! You who would destroy the temple and build it in three days, save yourself, and come down from the cross!’ In the same way the chief priests, along with the scribes, were also mocking him among themselves and saying, ‘He saved others; he cannot save himself. Let the Messiah, the King of Israel, come down from the cross now, so that we may see and believe.’ Those who were crucified with him also taunted him.

Almighty and everlasting God, grant to us, thy servants, with such deep reverence and enlightened understanding to follow the passion of thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ, that entering into the fellowship of his sufferings we may obtain the help of his all-sufficient grace, and the pardon of our sins which were the cause of those sufferings; for his sake, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end.

6 comments:

Dr.John said...

Just the right entry for Good Friday.

The Old Fart said...

Wonderful post today Alastair, thankyou for sharing.

A Blessed Good Friday is wished for you.

bill

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QUASAR9 said...

Alas, and Christ said to them:
What would make you believe?
What would you not forget within three days ...

the miracle of life
the miracle of birth
the mystery of consciousness
the mystery of death ...

Were you to die and live again
Would you believe, only to forget and die again!

QUASAR9 said...

We believe you must get academic or paper qualifications to help you on your way

We believe mortgages and investment in bricks and mortar are surely the way

We believe in every health fad on how to stay healthy all the way

We believe in doctors who promise immortality if you can only pay

Yet all these: earthly recognition, property, wealth, health and ability to pay
are as if nothing if we lose our way

Whatever is Accummulated over decades in the world of 'matter' gone in a day! for one cannot take it away!

QUASAR9 said...

PS - Wishing you a great Easter Day!