12th Station: Jesus Dies on the Cross

We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you. (Genuflect)
Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.

Jesus knew that by now everything had been completed; and in order to make the scripture come true, he said, “I am thirsty.” A bowl was there, full of cheap wine; so a sponge was soaked in the wine, put on a stalk of hyssop, and lifted up to his lips. Jesus drank the wine and said, “It is finished!” Then he bowed hid head and died. (John 19:28-30)

O Jesus, we devoutly embrace that honoured cross where you did love us even unto death. In that death we place all our confidence. Henceforth let us live only for you; and in dying for you, let us die loving you, and in your sacred arms.

Our Father.., Hail Mary.., Glory Be..

Have mercy on us, O Lord.
Have mercy on us.

Holy Mother, pierce me through!
In my heart, each wound renew,
Of my Savior crucified.

Life eternal, death defiant,
Bowed his head – the world was silent,
Through his death came life anew.

( The Thirteenth Station… )

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