Friday, March 25, 2016

March 25th: From Adam to the Cross

Peter Denies Christ by Rembrandt

Author William Fall reminded me of this the other day:

Incidentally, we know by tradition that the anniversary date for Our Lord's crucifixion is March 25th, the same day on which He was conceived in the womb of the Blessed Virgin, and also on which Adam was created.  This year, Good Friday happens to fall on March 25th -- it does not happen very often.

I had been long aware of this charming and interesting tradition.  It most certainly was passed down from generation to generation, going back to the earliest years of the Church.  A touching thought as we contemplate the sufferings of Our Lord on Good Friday, 2016.

Gustave Dore: The Darkness of the Crucixion

1 comment:

aly said...

our light sky changed to grey and dark today. The sun will return on Sunday the forecast says.

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