13th Station – Jesus is taken down from the cross
Leader: We adore You, O Christ, and we bless You.All: Because by Your Holy Cross, You have redeemed the world.
The multitudes have left the hill of Calvary. There is no one except the beloved disciple of Jesus and the holy women with Mary, the mother of Jesus. Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus take down the body of Jesus from the cross and place him in the arms of his afflicted mother.
O Mary, mother of Jesus, your grief was so great, being a helpless witness to the savage way your Son was put to death. By his death and resurrection, we have become your children in Jesus. Help us by your intercession to be like your son Jesus.
• Our Father
• Hail Mary
• Glory Be
Leader: May the souls of all the faithful departed.All: Through the mercy of God rest in peace.
May they rest in peaceAmen.