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The Crucifixion of Jesus
“From the sixth hour until the ninth hour darkness came over all the land”. “And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit.”
Calvary is a hill in Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified. The hill is also known as “Golgotha”, or the “place of skulls”. Each year at Easter, Christians remember the sacrifice of Jesus as payment for the sins of all who believe in Him. They also celebrate Christ’s return to life on the third day following His crucifixion, thus assuring believers a victory over sin and death.
Here is an account of the crucifixion and resurrection from the New International Version of the Bible:
From the sixth hour until the ninth hour darkness came over all the land. About the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?"-which means, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" (Matthew 27:45-46 NIV Translation)
And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook and the rocks split. (Matthew 27:50-51 NIV Translation)
After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men. The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: 'He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.' Now I have told you." So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. "Greetings," he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, "Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me." While the women were on their way, some of the guards went into the city and reported to the chief priests everything that had happened. (Matthew 28:1-11 NIV Translation)
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