Jesus Christ: God's Revelation to the World (Second Edition)

Book Resources: Chapter 8: Symbolon Excerpt: The Paschal Mystery - Catholic Adult Faith Formation

 

Symbolon Excerpt: The Paschal Mystery - Catholic Adult Faith Formation

Film Focus: This excerpt from the Symbolon series looks at Jesus’ Passion, Death and Resurrection through the perspective of the Roman and Jewish world in which he lived.

Text Focus: Pages 269-273

Discussion Questions:

  1. Why does the host call the Paschal Mystery “strange and unexpected?”
  2. How was crucifixion understood by the Romans? How was it understood by the Jewish people?
  3. What do Jesus’ words on the cross, “My God, my God why have you forsaken me?” mean? From where do these words come?
  4. How does Jesus’ recitation of Psalm 22 show his trust and hope in God the Father?

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