MATINS - The Stations of the Cross

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Station 13

We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you.
Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.

Gospel Reading - Jesus Dies on the Cross


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44By now it was noon, and darkness fell across the whole landa for three hours, until three o’clock. 45The light from the sun was gone — and suddenlyb the thick veil hanging in the Temple split apart.

46Then Jesus shouted, “Father, I commit my spirit to you,” and with those words he died.c

. . . . .Luke 23:44-46
  1. Or “the whole world.”
  2. Implied
  3. Literally, “he yielded up the spirit.”

Lord,
grant us trust in you
that when our time on earth in ended
our spirits may come to you without delay.

Station 14

We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you.
Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.

Gospel Reading - Jesus is Placed in the Tomb


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57When evening came, a rich man from Arimathea named Joseph, one of Jesus’ followers, 58went to Pilate and asked for Jesus’ body. And Pilate issued an order to release it to him. 59Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, 60and placed it in his own new rock-hewn tomb, and rolled a great stone across the entrance as he left.

. . . . .Matthew 27:57-60

Lord,
grant us your compassion
that we may always provide for those in need.

Closing Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ,
your passion and death is the sacrifice that unites earth and heaven
and reconciles all people to you.
May we who have faithfully reflected on these mysteries
follow your will
and so come to share your glory in heaven
where you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit
one God, for ever and ever.
Amen.