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Good Friday is the most sorrowful day in the Church calendar as we recall our Lord’s crucifixion for our sins.

The painting above is by the Renaissance artists Lucas Cranach the Elder and Lucas Cranach the Younger, father and son. Lucas Cranach the Younger finished the painting in 1555. It is the centre altar painting in St Peter and Paul (Lutheran) Church in Weimar, Germany.

This post explains the symbolism and significance of this painting to Good Friday. Please note that the link included no longer works.

Martin Luther tells us how to contemplate Christ’s sufferings:

Martin Luther’s ‘How to Contemplate Christ’s Sufferings’: the false views

Martin Luther’s ‘How to Contemplate Christ’s Sufferings’: the true views

Martin Luther’s ‘How to Contemplate Christ’s Sufferings’: the comfort

The following posts also help us to better understand and reflect on what happened on this day:

The greatest reality show ends with a popular vote

Barabbas: an inspiration for liberation theology?

Reflections on the Crucifixion

Good Friday: in whom can we trust? (John 18:12-27)

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