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Good Friday

Mark 15:25-26, 33-34, 37-39

His crucifixion began about nine o’clock in the morning. 

Over His head hung a sign that indicated the charge for which He was being crucified. It read, “THE KING OF THE JEWS.”

At noon, the day suddenly darkened for three hours across the entire land. 

Sometime around three o’clock Jesus called out in a loud voice.Jesus: Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?Jesus was speaking, as in the psalms, “My God, My God, why have You turned Your back on Me?” 

Then Jesus cried out with a loud voice, and He took His last breath. 

At that moment, the curtain in the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. 

When the officer who stood facing Jesus saw how he gave up his spirit, he said, “Certainly, this man was the Son of God!” 

Good Friday 

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