This pronouncement, “It is consummated,” appears, at first glance, to be extremely small and simple. As to its exterior aspect and syntactic structure, it is as rudimentary as can possibly be imagined. As to its significance, it seems very straightforward. Yet it contains an immense and unfathomable magnitude of mystical meaning, and is replete with very profound and transcendent mysteries.
“When Jesus therefore had seen His Mother and the disciple whom He loved standing there, He saith to His Mother: ‘Woman, behold thy son.’ After that, He saith to the disciple: ‘Behold thy Mother.’ And from that hour, the disciple took her to his own.” —John 19:26–27
“Amen I say to thee, this day thou shalt be with Me in paradise.’” —Luke 23:43 The second leaf of our mystical vine and the
And Jesus said: “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” —Luke 23:34 There are “Seven Words” (or pronouncements) which Christ uttered while