Friday, April 2, 2010

The Way of the Cross - Station 13

Priest: The thirteenth station - Jesus is taken down from the Cross


Priest: We adore Thee, O Christ, and we bless Thee.
People: Because by Thy Holy Cross Thou hast redeemed the world.


Priest: Consider how our Lord having expired, two of His disciples, Joseph and Nicodemus, took Him down from the Cross and placed Him in the arms of His afflicted Mother, who received Him with unutterable tenderness, and pressed Him to her bosom.

People: O Mother of Sorrow, for the love of this Son, accept me for Thy servant, and pray to Him for me. And Thou, my Redeemer, since Thou hast died for me, permit me to love Thee; for I wish but Thee and nothing more. I love Thee, my Jesus, and I repent of ever having offended Thee. Never permit me to offend Thee again. Grant that I may love Thee always; and then do with me what Thou wilt.

Our Father . . . Hail Mary . . . Glory Be . . .

Priest: Lord, Jesus crucified!
People: Have mercy on us!


By the cross with thee to stay,
There with thee to weep and pray
Is all I ask of thee to give.


Juxta crucem tecum stare
Et me tibi sociare
In planctu desidero.

The cross bearer and acolytes proceed to the fourteenth station.

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