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The Seven Last Words of Jesus on The Cross

Christ on the Cross

In this 17th century Flemish painting, the artist has isolated the image of Christ on the cross against the darkness, which followed Jesus' crucifixion from noon until 3pm (Mt 27:45-46). Jesus dying on the cross for the sins of the world is a demonstration of Jesus' perfect love that did not seek its own, but the will of the Father (1 Cor 13:4-8), and of God's great love towards people. On the cross God provided a sacrifice for sin, so that whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have eternal life (John 3:16).

1627 (oil on panel), Dyck, Sir Anthony van (1599-1641) Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp, Belgium / Giraudon / The Bridgeman Art Library

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"Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing."

Luke 23-24

"I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise."

Luke 23:43

Speaking to Mary and John:
"Dear woman, here is your son… Here is your mother."

John 19:26,27

"My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"

Matthew 27:46
Mark 15:34

"I am thirsty."

John 19:28

"It is finished."

John 19:30

"Father, into your hands I commit my spirit."

Luke 23:46