12th Station

Wednesdays & Fridays in Lent: Stations of the Cross (XII)

“Death is not far from him now…Suddenly his face changes and he cries out in a great voice, ‘It is finished. It is accomplished! All that the Father sent me to do I have accomplished.” He dies. And his executioner has the last word: ‘This man was really the son of God!'”

THE TWELFTH STATION

“Jesus dies on the Cross”

We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you:

Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.

When Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing near, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold your son!” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold your mother!” And when Jesus had received the vinegar, he said, “It is finished!” And then, crying with a loud voice, he said, “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.” And he bowed his head, and handed over his spirit.

***At this point we keep about 10 seconds of silence***

Christ for us became obedient unto death:
Even death on a cross.

Let us pray.

O God, who for our redemption gave your only-begotten Son to the death of the cross, and by his glorious resurrection delivered us from the power of our enemy: Grant us so to die daily to sin, that we may evermore live with him in the joy of his resurrection; who lives and reigns now and for ever. Amen.

Holy God, Holy and Mighty, Holy Immortal One, Have mercy upon us.