Friday, April 2, 2010

Consummatum Est...

The Crucifixion

Jn 19. 17-30
Mt. 27.32-50 · Mk. 15.21-37 · Lk. 23.26-49

And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha:
Where they crucified him, and two other with him, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst.
And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS.
This title then read many of the Jews: for the place where Jesus was crucified was nigh to the city: and it was written in Hebrew, and Greek, and Latin.
Then said the chief priests of the Jews to Pilate, Write not, The King of the Jews; but that he said, I am King of the Jews.
Pilate answered, What I have written I have written.
Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments, and made four parts, to every soldier a part; and also his coat: now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout.
They said therefore among themselves, Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be: that the scripture might be fulfilled, which saith, They parted my raiment among them, and for my vesture they did cast lots. These things therefore the soldiers did.
Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mothers sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene.
When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son!
Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.
After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst.
Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a spunge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth.
When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.

"Kommt, Ihr Töcher, Helft Mir Klagen" Mit Choral: "O Lamn Gottes Unschuldig"

The first aria from St. Matthew's Passion, by J.S. Bach,
One of the most moving choral pieces ever written...

"Wir Setzen Uns Mit Tränen Nieder"

The last aria from St. Matthew's Passion...


  1. Wishing you and all your loved ones a very Happy Easter Sunday.
    The post was all inspiring. Thank you .


  2. Thanks for this post.
    I sang at a Tenebrae service last night....very moving.

  3. Snap - with Grunwald's picture...


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