Panel 1: Andreas Pavias, The Crucifixion, detail, 15th century (National Gallery of Athens)
Panel 2: Andreas Pavias, The Crucifixion
Panel 3: Andreas Pavias, The Crucifixion, detail
Panel 4: Russian Icon of the Crucifixion, late 16th century (State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg)
32nd Week in Ordinary Time, Friday (Year II)
“Where the body is, there also the vultures will gather” (Luke 17:37).
May we be found in the Body of Christ, washed in his Blood, on the last day.
Hail, Mary, full of grace,
the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst women
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.