Jesus’ Seven Word from the Cross – Good Friday

The Good Friday Tenebrae helps us experience Jesus’ crucifixion. The Tenebrae (Latin for “darkness”) is a worship service observed during Holy Week to impress upon us the horrifying consequences of our sin and the magnitude of our Savior’s sacrifice for us. Candles are extinguished to remind us of the darkness of that day and the darkness of our sinful world.

Today, we use seven candles as we remember Jesus’ seven last words from the cross. The seven sayings of Jesus were spoken by our Lord Jesus Christ during His hours of excruciating suffering on the cross. These “seven words” create a poignant summary of the life of Jesus: his divinity and humanity, his goodness, mercy and love.

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