PROPHECY OF THE GREAT MOSES
TO THE JEWS
YOU SHALL HANG CHRIST
THE LIFE OF ALL MEN ON A TREE
“You shall see your Life hanging before your eyes”
The great Moses warned the Jews that they would be dispersed among nations for their rejecting and crucifying Christ, and he went into more detail vividly describing how they would behold their life and the life of all men hanging upon the Cross.
“And the Lord God shall disperse you among all nations, from one end of the earth to the other, and there you shall worship other gods, wood, stone, which you and your fathers have not known. Moreover, among those nations he will not give you rest, neither shall the sole of your foot have rest. And there the Lord God will give you a misgiving heart, failing eyes and a wasting soul. And you shall see your life hanging before your eyes, and you shall be afraid day and night, and shall have no assurance of your life. In the morning you shall say, Would that it were evening, and in the evening you shall say, Would that it were morning.”
(Deu. 28: 64-67)
The Orthodox Church of Christ, the servants of God who have accepted the true God worshiped by the Jews, behold the Christ before us and we sing solemnly on Great and Holy Friday:
Η ζωη εν ταφω κατατεθης Χριστε,
“O Life how can you die? How can you be laid in a tomb? You freed us from the reign of death and from Hades you raised the dead.