But Jesus, again crying out loudly, breathed his last.
At that moment, the Temple curtain was ripped in two, top to bottom. There was an earthquake, and rocks were split in pieces.
The above brilliant piece of creativity is by J Nobel. This was one of the last creative acts in the Sorrow to Glory liturgy. J came up and ripped the temple curtain from top to bottom, in the silence of the room the sound almost pierced you. When J was done, this was read...
In this hour darkness, sorrow and death come
They cover lives, and the earth like a curtain drawn for night
Your shed blood, and life sacrificed tear to shreds this curtain of sorrow
Through it we see the dawn of a new day, the Glory of God
After the above words, people came forward and started cutting a piece of the curtain to take home with them at the end of the evening...as a reminder.
Can you imagine the people in Jerusalem going to the Temple and seeing the curtain ripped wide open and revealing the holy of holies. For the Pharisee's, the temple priests, the charade was over. They could no longer hide the truth ...the Glory had left the temple long ago.
The Glory would now find its place in a new temple...in the hearts of man.