Aug 11, 2020
John, our Gospel writer, an apostle, describes the death of Jesus. He is present at the crucifixion and is with a small group of women that includes Jesus’ mother, Mary. Due to the coming of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the bodies of the two criminals, and Jesus’ cannot be left out with sunset coming, which marks the beginning of a new day, Jewish time. A soldier, in order to make sure Jesus is actually dead, pierces Jesus’ side with a spear and blood and water flow out proving He is dead. Then Joseph of Arimathea is allowed by Pilate to take the body. Nicodemus, also a member of the ruling council of Israel assists with the burial.