Stations of The Cross
13th Station - Jesus is Taken Down from the Cross
V. We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you;
R. Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.
From Luke chapter 2 vs 35:
And a sword will pierce through your own soul.
Mary pondered on the words of Simeon... Christ’s death is the final proof of His humanity. Unless He was human, he could not have died. Unless He was also God, His death would profit us nothing. “Ours were the sufferings He bore.”
You gave yourself totally to us Jesus, and now your lifeless body lies in the hands of your sorrowful mother - Our Mother who bore the pain on behalf of us. As her heart agonised in sorrow, and as she held her son's dead body, we wonder .... what went on in her mind?
(Pause for a minute. Close your eyes and remember how Mary held her son's lifeless body in her arms).
As we look at her sorrowful eyes, Mary might say to us: “Here is my son who died FOR YOU”. Mary our Mother, lead our families with your gentle hand towards Jesus. We love you Jesus and Mary.
1 Our Father - 1 Hail Mary - 1 Glory Be ...
O Jesus Crucified - for us you suffered - for us you died - on the cross
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