April 7th is the true date of the Crucifixion

As explained in my book, Important Dates in the Lives of Jesus and Mary, Jesus was crucified on Friday, April 7th of the year 19 AD, and He rose from the dead on April 9th.

Today is Friday, April 7th of 2017. Two years from now is the 2000th anniversary of the Crucifixion. So this year is the 1998th anniversary.

Today is a good day for prayer and reflection on the suffering and death of Christ for our salvation.

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5 Responses to April 7th is the true date of the Crucifixion

  1. Cristian Merli says:

    Well, it’s my birthday. I’d be honored

  2. Bob says:

    Amen. Today is also First Friday. Good day for confession and Communion. I belong to the Marion Movement of Priests. I believe in the writings of Father Gobbi. I think he lost favor when his predictions of the events in the year 2000 did not occur. However I have long thought the 2000 years occurs in the 2000th year of Jesus’ death. Your thoughts please. Thank you Bob

    • Ron Conte says:

      I believe in the messages of Fr. Gobbi. The year 2000 was the start of a long process that will culminate in the Triumph of Mary’s Immaculate Heart. I think the alleged problems with his messages are a matter of interpretation.

  3. Tom Mazanec says:

    Whether the Resurrection was in 19 AD, 30 AD or 33 AD, I have always wondered why there is such confusion about the date. I could see Jesus’ birth being unnoticed…itinerant mothers giving birth in unusual locations is not a unique historical event, and people at the time would have only had Joseph’s word that Mary was a virgin. But out of ~100 billion human deaths in human history, Jesus was the only one to rise up under his own power. The Crucifixion was a public event. Hundreds if not thousands of people witnessed the risen Christ. This was a public prodigy. Furthermore, there should have been no problem in the year being given in the Gospels or later books. Israel was part of the Roman Empire, and they had a calendar much more sophisticated than “The third year of King Whosis” or “The year of the grape blight”. Why couldn’t the writers of the New Testament have mentioned that the most important event in Human History up till then had occurred in, say, 777 AUC?

    • Ron Conte says:

      Well, there is no short answer. People were less concerned with timing and dates. Most people were illiterate. The information that was recorded about when is conflicting, as there were a number of different ways to state a year. The Jewish hierarchy doesn’t seem to have recorded the date in any official records (that we have). And kinds counted the starts of their reigns in such a way as to make their reigns seem longer, overlapping with previous reigns. So, it’s complicated.

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