Crucifixion: Jesus is nailed to the crossV. We adore you, O Christ and praise you.
R. Because by Your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world.
ReadingFrom the Passion according to Mark
Now it was the third hour, and they crucified him. And the inscription of his charge was inscribed ‘The King of the Jews’. And with him they crucify two brigands, one on [the] right and one on his left. And the passers-by started to blaspheme him, nodding their heads and saying, ‘Aha! The chap who destroys the Temple and builds it in three days! Save yourself [by] coming down from the cross!’
MeditationEven now, it was not too late for Jesus to save Himself from this terrible fate. But He had pledged His life to serving God and glorifying God’s name right up to the very end. How is God calling you to glorify His name? Do you trust in His infinite mercy and goodness?
PrayerJesus, Son of the Father, you resisted every temptation to show your power and glory in a way that was not in accordance with God’s will. You could only do that because of your unshakeable faith in Him. Give us that same faith in our weakest moments.
CloseAll: Our Father …
Holy Mother! Pierce me through;
In my heart each wound renew
Of my Saviour crucified.
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