And Jesus Wept

And Jesus Wept (HM14ZO)

Location: Oklahoma City, OK 73102 Oklahoma County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 28.371', W 97° 31.079'

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John 11

On April 19, 1995 at 9:02 a.m., a bomb exploded just a few hundred feet east of here. In that instant and the ensuing calamity, 168 people were known to be killed. Devastation covered this area. The parish house which stood on this corner was demolished and Saint Joseph Old Cathedral was severely damaged.

In the Sacred Scriptures Jesus is seen as weeping over Jerusalem, soon to be destroyed. He wept for those whose lives would be lost. In the shortest verse of the Bible, Jesus weeps over the death of His friend Lazarus. Here we depict that same Jesus weeping and turning away from the bombing destruction. He stands facing the niches in our granite wall that represent each of the victims of the bombing.

Yes, the watchful eye of God is always on His People. The compassion of Christ is always waiting for His people. These were His people who died in the bombing but now can live in Him Who said, "I am the Resurrection. I am the Life. Whoever believes in Me, even if he die, will live forever." We believe in Jesus and trust that His merciful love has brought our brothers and sisters, victims of this tragedy, to life everlasting.

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen.

Dedicated April 19, 1999

Most Reverend Eusebius J. Beltran
Archbishop of Oklahoma City

Reverend Louis J. Lamb
Pastor of Saint Joseph Old Cathedral
HM NumberHM14ZO
Year Placed1999
Placed ByRoman Catholic Diocese of Oklahoma City
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Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 1:49am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 634458 N 3926491
Decimal Degrees35.47285000, -97.51798333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 28.371', W 97° 31.079'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 28' 22.26" N, 97° 31' 4.74" W
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Area Code(s)405, 580
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 501-513 N Harvey Ave, Oklahoma City OK 73102, US
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