Crucifixion of Jesus

Book Title: The book of common-prayer, and administration of the sacraments and other rites and ceremonies of the church, according to the use of the Church of England : together with the psalter or psalms of David, pointed as they are to be sung or said in churches.

Author: Church of England.

Image Title: Crucifixion of Jesus

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Description: After Jesus’ death, Mary Magdalene and the apostle John (distinguished by haloes) look on while a Roman soldier pierces Jesus’ side with a spear. Amid the crowd of soldiers appears a banner bearing the Latin abbreviation SPQR, which stands for “Senatus Populus Que Romanus” (‘The Roman Senate and People’). Above Jesus’ head appears the inscription INRI, short for “Iesus Nazarenus, Rex Iudaeorum” (‘Jesus the Nazarene, King of the Jews’). In the background, a storm rages and the sun has darkened.

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