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The Seven Last Words On The Cross By Rev. H. G. Hughes

The Seven Last Words On The Cross By Rev. H. G. Hughes

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The sayings of Jesus on the cross (sometimes called the Seven Last Words from the Cross) are seven expressions biblically attributed to Jesus during his crucifixion. Traditionally, the brief sayings have been called “words”.
The seven sayings are gathered from the four canonical gospels.[1][2] In Matthew and Mark, Jesus cries out to God. In Luke, he forgives his killers, reassures the penitent thief, and commends his spirit to the Father. In John, he speaks to his mother, says he thirsts, and declares the end of his earthly life. This is an example of the Christian approach to the construction of a gospel harmony, in which material from different gospels is combined, producing an account that goes beyond each gospel.
Since the 16th century, these sayings have been widely used in sermons on Good Friday, and entire books have been written on theological analysis of them.[3][5][6] The Seven Last Words from the Cross are an integral part of the liturgy in the Anglican, Catholic, Protestant, and other Christian traditions.[7][8] Several composers have set the sayings to music.
To God: “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.”
To the “good thief”: “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.”
To Mary, his mother: “Woman, behold your son”… and to John: “Behold your mother.”
To God, his Father: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
To all: “I thirst.”
To the world: “It is finished.”
To God: “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.”
The Seven Last Words on the Cross.
A course of Lenten sermons on the seven last words of Our Lord Jesus Christ on the Cross. (Summary by Maria Therese).
Genre(s): Christianity-Other-Language: English.
Rev. H. G. Hughes (1868 – 1943).
The Rev. Henry George Hughes was an American clergyman.

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