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About the Author
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations vii
Foreword Theodore F. Schneider ix
Sermons by The Reverend Dr. Eric W. Gritsch Delivered during Good Friday Worship St. Matthew Lutheran Church, York, Pennsylvania April 9, 1993, Noon
The Seven Last Words of Jesus from the Cross
I "Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing." Luke 23:34 1
II "Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise." Luke 23:43 7
III "Woman, here is your son… Here is your mother." John 19:26, 27 13
IV "Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?… My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" Mark 15:34 19
V "I am thirsty." John 19:28 27
VI "It is finished." John 19:30 37
VII "Father, into your hands I commend my spirit." Luke 23:46 45
What People are Saying About This
"April 9th, 1993, was Good Friday and the anniversary of the execution of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. I sat at the foot of the pulpit for three hours that day taking notes as Gritsch wove the life and death of Jesus and Bonhoeffer into seven sermons of incredible depth. I have often turned to those notes for my personal devotions and inspiration. I commend these sermons to anyone looking for spiritual enrichment in any season of the year."
Ed Harshbarger, retired pastor, ELCA, Chicago, IL
"Weaving the commemoration of Dietrich Bonhoeffer's death together with anecdotes from his own eventful life, starting as a Hitler Youth 'Werewolf' commanding a unit of children in face of the advancing Red Army, Eric Gritch's Good Friday meditations on the Seven Words from the Cross is at once learned and profoundly evangelical: 'that's the good news,' so every meditation concludes, of God's new world aborning."
Paul R. Hinlicky, Tise Professor of Lutheran Studies, Univerzita Komenskeho, Bratislava, Slovakia
"Eric Gritch always said, 'It takes two to gospel.' In these wise and moving sermons, he will be your partner, leading you into the heart of Christ's passion, the wellspring of our redemption. It is wonderful to hear again the voice of this faithful preacher."
Jane E. Strohl, pastor, Zion Lutheran Church, Indiana, PA