Friday, April 22, 2011

From the Sixth Hour...

Rubens, The Crucifixion
And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.

And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, E'lo-i, E'lo-i, lama sabach'thani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? [Ps. 22.1]

And some of them that stood by, when they heard it, said, Behold, he calleth Eli'jah.

And one ran and filled a sponge full of vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink, [Ps. 69.21] saying, Let alone; let us see whether Eli'jah will come to take him down.

And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost.

And the veil [Ex. 26.31-33] of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom.

And when the centurion, which stood over against him, saw that he so cried out, and gave up the ghost, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God.

-Mark 15: 33-39, KJV
Readings on Easter

Cal Thomas: Commentary
R.C. Sproul: The Passion of Christ
Peter J. Leithart: Tomb and Tomb

Classic Easter Poetry

John Updike: Seven Stanzas at Easter
Edmund Spenser: Easter
George Herbert: Easter Wings

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