July 2, 2015
The Crucifixion of Jesus
A reading from the Gospel of Saint John 19, 17 – 30:
So the Jews took Jesus, and carrying the cross himself he went out to what is called the Place of the Skull, in Hebrew, Golgotha. There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, with Jesus in the middle. Pilate also had an inscription written and put on the cross. It read, “Jesus the Nazorean, the King of the Jews.” Now many of the Jews read this inscription, because the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city; and it was written in Hebrew, Latin and Greek. So the chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate, “Do not write ‘the King of the Jews,’ but that he said, “I am the King of the Jews.” Pilate answered, “What I have written, I have written.”
When the soldiers had crucified Jesus, they took his clothes and divided them into four shares, a share for each soldier. They also took his tunic, but the tunic was seamless, woven in one piece from the top down. So they said to one another, “Let’s not tear it, but cast lots for it to see whose it will be,” in order that the passage of scripture might be fulfilled that says, “They divided my garments among them, and for my vesture they cast lots.”
This is what the soldiers did. Standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother’s sister, Mary, the wife of Clopas, and Mary of Magdala. When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple there whom he loved, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son.” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother.” And from that hour the disciple took her into his home.
After this aware that everything was now finished, in order that the scripture might be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I thirst.” There was a vessel filled with common wine. So they put a sponge soaked in wine on a sprig of hyssop and put it up to his mouth. When Jesus had taken the wine, he said, “It is finished.” And bowing his head, he handed over the spirit.
On Wednesday, the first of July, was Canada Day. So I offered Holy Mass in the morning for all the people of Canada that they would follow Jesus, our Savior, and stop all the horrible acts that offend God such as abortion, euthanasia, same sex marriage and assisted suicide. I prayed for peace in the country and that all the poor will be helped. I know Jesus blessed the country and all the people.
Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Savior given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words,
“Come to My Cross, My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters who believe that it was by My death on the cross that I paid the price for your sins and I opened heaven for you. After My condemnation, I was given a cross to carry to Calvary. I fell three times on the way because I was very weak after all the beatings I received. At Calvary the soldiers nailed Me to the cross. They drove nails into the hands and feet and when they had finished they lifted the cross. I hung on the cross for three hours. My Mother and Saint John and others were there near the cross. My poor Mother was suffering very much seeing Me, Her Son, in such pain. I spoke to Her telling Her that Saint John was now Her son and I told Saint John that She was his Mother. In fact Saint John represented all the Christians of the world and in giving him My Mother as his mother, I gave Her to you all as your Mother. At the end, I said these words, “I thirst.” This thirst was not for water or wine but I thirst for the salvation of all the people of the world. After they touched My mouth with wine then I said the last words before dying. These words are, “It is finished.” After that I bowed My head and died. I died for you all for I love you all.”