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WORDS FROM THE CROSS

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Anniebach Mon 06-Apr-20 09:51:10

1.

Father forgive them for they know not what they do.

Alexa Mon 06-Apr-20 10:07:43

Good one Anniebach!Love of God is reason not to be punitive.

Septimia Mon 06-Apr-20 10:33:33

Some of the psalms and readings for this morning's office (as said by priests and those attending morning service) are very appropriate:
Psalm 41
Lamentations 1. 1 - 12a

Coincidence?

Fennel Mon 06-Apr-20 11:12:57

Psalm 22.
My Father, my Father, why have you forsaken me?
It's a long psalm, and many of King David's words reflect the scene of the crucifixion.

Callistemon Mon 06-Apr-20 11:32:34

It is a very strange Holy Week, Anniebach and will be a strange Easter Sunday
Thank you

Anniebach Mon 06-Apr-20 11:41:40

A very strange Holy Week, I will concentrate on Christ’s Words
from the Cross and post one each day.

Smileless2012 Mon 06-Apr-20 11:43:58

Thank you Annieflowersx

Anniebach Tue 07-Apr-20 09:42:15

2.

Today you will be with me in Paradise

(To the thief on the cross)

Marilla Tue 07-Apr-20 09:44:52

How thoughtful Annie. Much appreciated.

Smileless2012 Tue 07-Apr-20 09:46:29

Despite His own suffering Jesus gave comfort to another.

Teetime Tue 07-Apr-20 11:48:37

Thank you Annie flowers

Doodle Tue 07-Apr-20 23:03:29

annie x

maddyone Tue 07-Apr-20 23:20:25

Thank you Annie.

Anniebach Wed 08-Apr-20 09:56:40

3.

Woman behold thy son, son behold thy mother .

(To his mother and to John, his mother at the foot of the cross
watching his suffering , did she remember Simeon’s words
‘And a sword will pierce your heart’

Teetime Wed 08-Apr-20 10:21:18

annie flowers

Doodle Wed 08-Apr-20 13:40:28

Can help but think of the pain she must have felt watching Him suffer. 🥀

Doodle Wed 08-Apr-20 13:40:39

Can’t not can

Smileless2012 Wed 08-Apr-20 13:46:59

Perhaps those words came back to her in that moment when it must have felt like her heart had been ripped out.

Annieflowers

Anniebach Thu 09-Apr-20 10:13:38

4.

My God, my God, why hast thought forsaken me ?

(He suffered, - physical pain, abandonment by his apostles,
mockery, isolation, darkness which had descended, and even
felt God wasn’t there for him.
He suffered all that man could suffer - for us.

5. I thirst.

His thirst was physical and emotional.

Teetime Thu 09-Apr-20 10:16:10

flowers

Swizzywhiz Thu 09-Apr-20 10:24:21

It’s a very strange and sad Holy Week.
This night we would normally be in Church sitting quietly and fulfilling Our Lord’s anguished plea to watch with him one hour. I’m sure many of us will still do this at home by spending one hour remembering him and praying for all people in anguish and distress.

maddyone Thu 09-Apr-20 10:40:32

💕💕💕

TwiceAsNice Thu 09-Apr-20 10:53:28

My church is putting a service online tonight ( usually a service where the vicar washes the feet of some of the congregation symbolising Christ washing the feet of his apostles)

Tomorrow is the Good Friday vigil where the church is stripped of all adornment in grief at the crucifixion

Saturday normally the church would normally be beautifully decorated and a service of anticipation of the Risen Christ

Sunday is Easter Sunday the most important day of the year for all Christians as we celebrate that Christ gave his life for all mankind . “ whoever believeth in me shall have eternal life”

It will be a very strange Easter this year for the many who would attend these services but I will be online in spirit as I was this previous Palm Sunday.

May you all enjoy Easter as best you can whether you believe or not and the Peace of Christ be with you all.

kittylester Thu 09-Apr-20 10:57:58

Thank you annie. I haven't been to church in years but this is very reassuring.

maddyone Thu 09-Apr-20 11:01:33

TwiceAsNice
Thank you for your lovely post.