2 Mon Nov 2015
When it was noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. At three oâ€™clock Jesus cried out with a loud voice, â€œEloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?â€ which means, â€œMy God, my God, why have you forsaken me?â€ When some of the bystanders heard it, they said, â€œListen, he is calling for Elijah.â€ And someone ran, filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on a stick, and gave it to him to drink, saying, â€œWait, let us see whether Elijah will come to take him down.â€ Then Jesus gave a loud cry and breathed his last. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. Now when the centurion, who stood facing him, saw that in this way he breathed his last, he said, â€œTruly this man was Godâ€™s Son!â€
There were also women looking on from a distance; among them were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joses, and Salome. These used to follow him and provided for him when he was in Galilee; and there were many other women who had come up with him to Jerusalem.
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.