June 15, 2012, Gospel

The Holy Gospel According to John     19: 31-37

19:31 Then the Jews, because it was the preparation day, so that the bodies would not remain upon the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a great day), they petitioned Pilate in order that their legs might be broken, and they might be taken away.
19:32 Therefore, the soldiers approached, and, indeed, they broke the legs of the first one, and of the other who was crucified with him.
19:33 But after they had approached Jesus, when they saw that he was already dead, they did not break his legs.
19:34 Instead, one of the soldiers opened his side with a lance, and immediately there went out blood and water.
19:35 And he who saw this has offered testimony, and his testimony is true. And he knows that he speaks the truth, so that you also may believe.
19:36 For these things happened so that the Scripture would be fulfilled: “You shall not break a bone of him.”
19:37 And again, another Scripture says: “They shall look upon him, whom they have pierced.”


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