Via Dolorosa 12

TWELFTH STATION
Jesus dies on the Cross


V. We adore thee, O Christ, and we bless thee:
R. Because by thy holy Cross thou hast redeemed the world.


[Matthew 27.45-46,50,54]
45Now from the sixth hour until the ninth hour there was darkness over all the land. 46And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”
50And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit.
54So when the centurion and those with him, who were guarding Jesus, saw the earthquake and the things that had happened, they feared greatly, saying, “Truly this was the Son of God!”
REFLECTION
Jesus died to give us life: all creatures are in sorrow: the sun is darkened, the earth trembles, the rocks split, the veil of the temple is rent; will only our hearts remain harder than rock? Let us be immersed in a sea of sorrow over the death of Jesus and let us say to Him: “Lord, we thank you
for having died on the cross for our sins.” (St. Paul of the Cross)


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


LET US PRAY
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, we pray you to set your passion, cross, and death between your judgment and our souls, now and in the hour of our death. Give mercy and grace to the living; pardon and rest to the dead; to your holy Church peace and concord; and to us sinners
everlasting life and glory; for with the Father and the Holy Spirit you live and reign, one God, now and for ever. Amen.


V. O Savior of the world, who by thy Cross and Precious Blood hast redeemed us:
R. Save us and help us, we humbly beseech thee, O Lord.

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