Tetelestai Cross Short Sleeve Tee

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"tetelestai" at the cross ...

This t-shirt is super soft and features a hand-drawn design! The title comes from the Greek word τετέλεσται (tetelestai) meaning "it is completed" or "it is finished".  These were the last words that Jesus uttered before dying on the cross.

Tetelestai comes from the verb teleo, which means "to bring to an end, to complete, to accomplish." It's a crucial word because it signifies the successful end to a particular course of action.

But there's more here than the verb itself. Tetelestai is in the perfect tense in Greek. That's significant because the perfect tense speaks of an action which has been completed in the past with results continuing into the present. It's different from the past tense which looks back to an event and says, "This happened." The perfect tense adds the idea that "This happened and it is still in effect today."

When Jesus cried out "It is finished," he meant "It was finished in the past, it is still finished in the present, and it will remain finished in the future."

Note one other fact. He did not say, "I am finished," for that would imply that he died defeated and exhausted. Rather, he cried out "It is finished," meaning "I successfully completed the work I came to do."

Tetelestai, then, is the Savior's final cry of victory. When he died, he left no unfinished business behind. When he said, "It is finished," he was speaking the truth.

And as always, a portion of all sales are donated to give hope and help to a child in need in Haiti and India.

Sizing and Specifications

  • 4.3 oz., 80% combed and ringspun cotton/ 20% polyester
  • Ultra soft hand
  • Soft washed garment dyed fabric
  • Side seamed
  • Tight knit
  • Short Sleeve
  • Crew neck
  • Printed in Georgia, USA
  • Fit: Unisex runs true to size
  • Sizes: Small thru XX-Large
  • Care Instructions: Machine wash cold, inside out, with like colors. Only non-chlorine bleach. Tumble dry low. Medium/hot iron. Do not iron decoration. Do not dry clean.

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Chest Width 18
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