Category Archives: Last Seven Words of Jesus

Fifth Word – I thirst (John 19:27)

During Our Lord’s Passion, He was twice offered a drink. This first was a mixture of wine and myrrh. This Our Lord refused because it was commonly given to condemned criminals to deaden pain. His Passion and Death would have … Continue reading

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Sixth Word – It is consummated. (John 19:30)

With these three words, the Savior of this world declared that His Mission to Redeem mankind had been completed. This mission of redemption had begun in a cave in Bethlehem and now it was completed as the King of this … Continue reading

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Seventh Word – And Jesus crying with a loud voice, said: Father, into Thy Hands I commend My Spirit. And saying this, He gave up the ghost. (Luke 23:46)

As He neared the end of His Passion, suffered for our sake, Jesus delivered His final words declaring that death had not power over Him. The Master and Creator of this world could never be subject to death, for He … Continue reading

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Fourth Word – My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me? (Matthew 27:46)

To ensure that He suffered every torment that normal man is prone to, Christ allowed Himself to experience despair. Up to this point, Jesus had suffered mainly physically. These torments had left His body racked with pain and agony. But … Continue reading

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Thrid Word – Woman, behold thy son…Behold thy mother. (John 19:26-7)

Sinful man, behold the sorrowful face of Our Blessed Mother. She, who through her acceptance of God’s will brought the Son of God into the world, now sees Him stretched between heaven and earth suffering unbearable torments for your sake. … Continue reading

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Second Word – Amen I say to thee: This day thou shalt be with me in paradise. (Luke 23:43)

As Our Blessed Lord hung dying on the Sacred Cross, His ears are filled with words of abuse hurled at Him by ungrateful sinners. In the midst of this vulgarity and injury, one voice alone speaks out in His defense. … Continue reading

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First Word – Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. (Luke 23:34)

(Note: This is the first of seven meditations on the Seven Last Words of Christ. ) With this one phrase Jesus begs His Heavenly Father to have mercy on us. Why? Because of our ignorance. We are ignorant of God’s … Continue reading

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