THE WAY OF THE CROSS

3rd Station

3rd Station – Jesus falls for the first time

Leader: We adore You, O Christ, and we bless You.

All: Because by Your Holy Cross, You have redeemed the world.

Bowed down under the weight of the cross, Jesus slowly sets forth on the way to Calvary, amidst the mockeries and insults of the crowd. His agony in the garden has exhausted his body. He is lacerated with blows and wounds; his strength fails Him. He falls to the ground under his cross.

Prayer

O Jesus, who for our sins did bear the heavy burden of the cross and did fall under its weight, may the thoughts of your suffering make us watchful over ourselves and save us from any grievous fall into sin.

• 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 peace

Amen.

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