Mark 15:21-47 Crucifixion, death and burial | All Along the Watchtower

My friend Chalcedon has posted on the meaning of the Crucifixion, as it was seen by the fathers of our faith. It’s both important and interesting, so here it is.

Eusebius reminds us that no death in the ancient world was more shameful than crucifixion. Both St Cyril and Jerusalem point up the ironies that he who turnedwater into wine and took away the taste of bitterness, and who was all sweetness is given vinegar to drink and gall to eat. Jesus refused to avoid the pain which he underwent for our redemption. As Augustine tells us, he who was not able able to die unless he willed it, willed it and triumphed over the powers and principalities of darkness. Bu his death the one and most real sacrifice was offered up for us and the power of death was broken for ever. To fulfil the prophecy, he was numbered with the transgressors. We know from St Luke that one of the robbers was redeemed through his belief; on the right hand, the one who would survive, the left the one who would not – a foreshadowing, Augustine says, of the last judgment. The death of the Lord is marked by great signs in nature. Eusebius notes the fulfilment of the prophecy that on that day there would be no light.

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