Pastor's Corner

My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me


April 18, 2024

In chapter 15 of Mark's Gospel and, similarly, in chapter 27 of Matthew's Gospel, we hear that shortly before Jesus died, he cried out in a loud voice, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me" (NABRE translation). Mark even writes the words as Jesus would have spoken them in his native language of Aramaic: "Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani." Matthew provides a similar version of the Aramaic,except h...

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