يوم الجمعة العظيمة/ وحَدَثَ هذَا لِتَتِمَّ آيَةُ الكِتَاب: «لَنْ يُكْسَرَ لَهُ عَظْم». وجَاءَ في آيَةٍ أُخْرَى: سَيَنْظُرُونَ إِلى الَّذي طَعَنُوه/Great Friday of the Crucifixion/These things occurred so that the scripture might be fulfilled, ‘None of his bones shall be broken.’ And again another passage of scripture says, ‘They will look on the one whom they have pierced

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يوم الجمعة العظيمة/ وحَدَثَ هذَا لِتَتِمَّ آيَةُ الكِتَاب: «لَنْ يُكْسَرَ لَهُ عَظْم». وجَاءَ في آيَةٍ أُخْرَى: سَيَنْظُرُونَ إِلى الَّذي طَعَنُوه
إنجيل القدّيس يوحنّا19/من31حتى37/إِذْ كَانَ يَوْمُ التَّهْيِئَة، سَأَلَ اليَهُودُ بِيلاطُسَ أَنْ تُكْسَرَ سِيقَانُ المَصْلُوبِينَ وتُنْزَلَ أَجْسَادُهُم، لِئَلاَّ تَبْقَى عَلى الصَّليبِ يَوْمَ السَّبْت، لأَنَّ يَوْمَ ذلِكَ السَّبْتِ كَانَ عَظِيمًا. فَأَتَى الجُنُودُ وكَسَرُوا سَاقَي الأَوَّلِ والآخَرِ المَصْلُوبَينِ مَعَ يَسُوع. أَمَّا يَسُوع، فَلَمَّا جَاؤُوا إِلَيْهِ ورَأَوا أَنَّهُ قَدْ مَات، لَمْ يَكْسِرُوا سَاقَيْه. لكِنَّ وَاحِدًا مِنَ الجُنُودِ طَعَنَ جَنْبَهُ بِحَرْبَة. فَخَرَجَ في الحَالِ دَمٌ ومَاء. والَّذي رَأَى شَهِدَ، وشَهَادَتُهُ حَقّ، وَهُوَ يَعْلَمُ أَنَّهُ يَقُولُ الحَقَّ لِكَي تُؤْمِنُوا أَنْتُم أَيْضًا. وحَدَثَ هذَا لِتَتِمَّ آيَةُ الكِتَاب: «لَنْ يُكْسَرَ لَهُ عَظْم». وجَاءَ في آيَةٍ أُخْرَى: «سَيَنْظُرُونَ إِلى الَّذي طَعَنُوه».

Great Friday of the Crucifixion/These things occurred so that the scripture might be fulfilled, ‘None of his bones shall be broken.’ And again another passage of scripture says, ‘They will look on the one whom they have pierced
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John 19,31-37/Since it was the day of Preparation, the Jews did not want the bodies left on the cross during the sabbath, especially because that sabbath was a day of great solemnity. So they asked Pilate to have the legs of the crucified men broken and the bodies removed. Then the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first and of the other who had been crucified with him. But when they came to Jesus and saw that he was already dead, they did not break his legs. Instead, one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and at once blood and water came out. (He who saw this has testified so that you also may believe. His testimony is true, and he knows that he tells the truth.) These things occurred so that the scripture might be fulfilled, ‘None of his bones shall be broken.’ And again another passage of scripture says, ‘They will look on the one whom they have pierced.’