Passover: "Everything Is Accomplished"

Then, there is the last spasm of Jesus. A dreadful convulsion that seems to tear the body with the three nails from the cross, rises three times from the feet to the head, through all the poor tortured nerves

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(CEV) From "The Poem of the Man-God", Vol. 5, p. 620

Then, there is the last spasm of Jesus. A dreadful convulsion that seems to tear the body with the three nails from the cross, rises three times from the feet to the head, through all the poor tortured nerves; it heaves the abdomen three times in an abnormal way, [...]

The body is all bent; in the last of the three contractions it is a drawn arch, which vibrates and is dreadful to look at, and then a powerful cry, unimaginable in that exhausted body, bursts forth rending the air, the “loud cry” mentioned by the Gospels and is the first part of the word "Mother"... And nothing else...

 The Passion of the ChristHis head falls on His chest, His body leans forward, the trembling stops, He breathes no more. He has breathed His last.

The Earth replies to the cry of the murdered Innocent with a frightening rumble. From a thousand bugle-horn giants seem to give out only one sound and on that terrible chord there are the isolated rending notes of lightning that streaks the sky in all directions, falling on the town, on the Temple, on the crowd... I think that some people were struck by lightning […]

Longinus, John, the soldiers grab whatever they can, as best they can, not to fall. But John, while grasping the cross with one arm, with the other supports Mary Who, both because or Her grief and the unsteadiness, has leaned on his chest. […]

The earthquake and the tornado recur three times, then there is the absolute immobility of a dead world. Only flashes of lightning, without the rumble of thunder, still streak the sky illuminating the scene of the Jews fleeing in every direction, at their wits' end, their hands stretched forward or raised to the sky, at which they had so far sneered and of which they are now afraid.

The spear in Jesus' Heart

 The Passion of the ChristLonginus approaches John and in a low voice says something to him, [...] Then he makes a soldier give him a lance. [...]

[He] places himself in front of the Crucified, he ponders carefully how to deal the blow and he strikes it. The lance penetrates deeply from the bottom upwards, from right to left.

[…] A lot of water and just a trickle of blood, already tending to clot, drip from the wound.

The two robbers, worn out by fear, no longer speak. […] Longinus calls the four executioners, [...] and orders them to give the robbers the death-blow with a club. Which takes: place without any protest by Disma, to whom the blow of the club, delivered to his heart, after striking his knees, breaks in half, on his lips, the name of Jesus, in a death-rattle.

The other robber utters horrible curses. Their death-rattles are lugubrious.

Jesus is taken down from the Cross

 The Passion of the ChristThe four executioners would also like to take care of Jesus, taking Him down from the cross. But Joseph and Nicodemus do note allow them. Also Joseph takes off his mantle and tells John to do likewise and to hold the ladders, while they climb them with levers and tongs.

[...] Mary has already placed Herself at the foot of the cross, sitting with Her back against it, ready to receive Her Jesus in Her lap.

John has been holding Jesus all the time by the armpits, with His head hanging on his shoulder, while Nicodemus and Joseph get hold of Him, one at the thighs, the other at the knees, and they cautiously come down the ladders.[...] And He looks like a big tired child who is asleep all cuddled up in his mother's lap.

[…] On Calvary remain the three crosses, the central one of which is bare and the other two have their living trophies, who are dying.

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