Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Last Words of Christ

The Last Words of Christ spoken during His passion on the cross are seven sayings that form part of a Christian meditation that is often used during Lent, Holy Week and Good Friday. 

Traditionally, they are meditated on in the following order:

1. "Father forgive them, for they know not what they do." (Luke 23:34)
2. "Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise." (Luke 23:43)
3. "Woman, behold your son: behold your mother." (John 19:26-27)
4. "My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?" (Matthew 27:46 and Mark 15:34)
5. "I thirst." (John 19:28)
6. "It is finished." (John 19:30)
7. "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit." (Luke 23:46).


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