Religion: 1899th Easter

Theologians have decided that it happened on a Friday, April 7, 1899 years ago. At 3 o'clock the women and gamins who had climbed the hill, and the casual Roman soldiers who had gambled for the clothes, heard the words, "Father, into Thy hands I commend my spirit." So brave, so peaceful was the death that even the Romans were troubled. Clouds gathered and there was an earthquake. . . .

It was a humane custom to break the legs of the crucified to speed Death. But Christ died on the cross. Nevertheless, nervously,...

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