This is Holy Week. Meditate on the words of "old dead guys" - church fathers who have walked the road of this week centuries before. Today, Cyril of Alexandria, bishop of Alexandria from 412 to 444 AD.
It was providential and the fruit of God's inexpressible purpose that the title was written in three languages: one in Hebrew, another in Latin and another in Greek. For it lay in plain view, proclaiming the kingdom of our Savior Christ in the most widely known of all languages . . . fulfilling the prophecy that had been spoken concerning him.
Paul teaches us, crying out that "every knee shall bow; of things in heaven and things on earth and things under the earth. And every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." Therefore the title proclaiming Jesus "king" was, as it were, the true first fruits of the confession of tongues.
Cyril of Alexandria
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