Good Friday is the Christian Holy Day that commemorates the arrest, trial and crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Good Friday services focus on the Seven Last Words that Jesus spoke from the cross; and the Stations of the Cross that follow the events of the day -- from Jesus being condemned to die, to being nailed to the cross, to being laid in the tomb.
Some of the most powerful meditations on the cross have been by master artists who, over the last thousand years and longer, have helped believers to grown in faith and understanding. These images of the crucifixtion can all be found in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. HuffPost Religion thanks The Metropolitan Museum for providing these images for this Good Friday meditation.
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