Witness at the Cross: A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Friday

March 12, 2023 @ 9:45 am – April 23, 2023 @ 10:45 am
Newport-Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
311 Blue Grass Trail
Newport, VA
Morris Fleischer
(540) 544-7183

The story of Jesus’s death is not something we just read: we think about it, and we experience it; we hear the taunts of the soldiers, the priests, and the passersby even as we hear the famous “seven last words” from the cross.  In Witness at the Cross, New Testament professor Amy-Jill Levine shows how the people at the cross each have distinct roles to play.  Each gospel presents a distinct picture of the death of Jesus.  Each portrays different individuals and groups of people at the cross, each offers different images and dialogues, and so from each, we learn how those meanings and messages cross the centuries to any who would come to the cross today.

2/19      Introduction/Simon of Cyrene

2/26     Bystanders & Scoffers

3/5       The Other Victims

3/12    The Soldiers

3/19    The Beloved Disciple

3/26    The Women

4/2      Joseph of Arimathea & Nicodemus