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Our Lord Jesus Christ did not utter the word “Τετέλεσται” from the Cross to signal an ending to His work of salvation. Rather, his final word, before He bowed His precious head and accepted death, was the sign of a commencement. For His perfect soul leapt from the Cross and descended into Hell itself to free the souls held there from ages past. And then, by His Glorious Resurrection, a new way of love, forgiveness, mercy, and peace was revealed for all humankind to traverse in freedom of spirit.