The Penitent Thief , also known as the Good Thief , Grateful Thief or the Thief on the Cross , is one of two unnamed thieves in Luke’s account of the crucifixion of Jesus in the New Testament. Penitent thief.
|Saint Dismas the Good Thief|
|Died||c. 30-33 AD Golgotha Hill outside Jerusalem, Judea, Roman Empire (today Israel)|
According to tradition, St. Peter was crucified upside down because he felt unworthy to die in the same manner as Jesus Christ.
Simon of Cyrene /saɪˈriːni/ (Hebrew: שמעון “Hearkening; listening”, Standard Hebrew Šimʿon , Tiberian Hebrew Šimʿôn ; Greek: Σίμων Κυρηναῖος , Simōn Kyrēnaios) was the man compelled by the Romans to carry the cross of Jesus of Nazareth as Jesus was taken to his crucifixion, according to all three Synoptic Gospels.
Jesus was crucified between two thieves in an attempt to degrade Jesus to a thief and a rebel. In short, Jesus took upon Himself the worst of everything (on the cross) as He was being substituted for the sins of humanity, so that all those who believe in Him can inherit all His richness!
Jewish tradition forbade burial within the walls of a city, and the Gospels specify that Jesus was buried outside of Jerusalem, near the site of his crucifixion on Golgotha (“the place of skulls”).
Christians don’t wear crosses for protection . They wear crosses to identify themselves as Christians. You can wear a Christian cross if you want, no one will stop you , but it probably won’t protect you and people will think you identify as a Christian. Wearing a cross necklace will NOT protect ANYONE, Christian or not.
And at the ninth hour, Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “Eloi Eloi lama sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” This is the only saying which appears in more than one Gospel, and is a quote from Psalm 22:1 (or probably Psalm 42:9).
The subject is Jesus Christ on the cross, flanked by the two thieves who were crucified with him, and the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus , weeping and supported by the Evangelist.
|The Three Crosses|
|Medium||Etching and drypoint|
|Dimensions||394 mm × 456 mm (15.5 in × 18.0 in)|
|Location||Museum of Fine Arts, Boston|
When Jesus , therefore, saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, thy son!” This statement is traditionally called “The Word of Relationship” and in it Jesus entrusts Mary , his mother, into the care of “the disciple whom Jesus loved”.
The route has been established by tradition rather than archaeological evidence. The final stations of the crucifixion and burial are within the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The route is in the Old City of Jerusalem. The Via Dolorosa, which means “way of sorrows,” is about a half-mile long , or just under 1 kilometer.
Jesus ‘ cross was a stake bisected by a horizontal beam . The iconic image of the Christian cross tends to feature a central vertical beam transected by a perpendicular beam about a third of the way down.