Who were the 2 thieves on the cross with Jesus?

What did Gestas and Dismas steal?

Among his doings was that he stole the holy vessels of the Temple and stripped naked the daughter of Caiaphas, Sarah by name, who was priestess of the sanctuary. So defiant was GESTAS. But finally Dismas and GESTAS were caught by the assesination of a woman who with her children was going from Jerusalem to Joppa.

Who was on the 3 crosses with Jesus?

The subject is Jesus Christ on the cross, flanked by the two thieves who were crucified with him, and the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus, weeping and supported by the Evangelist.

The Three Crosses
Artist Rembrandt van Rijn
Year 1653
Medium Etching and drypoint
Dimensions 394 mm × 456 mm (15.5 in × 18.0 in)

What did St Dismas do?

Dismas was the “Good Thief” who was crucified on Calvary alongside Jesus, who said to him: “This day shalt thou be with me in Paradise.” This poor saint’s feast day (March 25) gains him no great devotion, for it coincides with the vastly more important feast of the Annunciation.

What or who is the Holy Ghost?

The Holy Ghost is the third member of the Godhead. He is a personage of spirit, without a body of flesh and bones. He is often referred to as the Spirit, the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of God, the Spirit of the Lord, or the Comforter.

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How many crosses were there when Jesus died?

Historians Gelasius of Caesarea (died 395) and Rufinus (344/45–411) claimed that she discovered the hiding place of three crosses that were believed to have been used at the crucifixion of Jesus and the two thieves, St. Dismas and Gestas, executed with him.

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