1st Station: Jesus is Condemned to Death

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

Pilate wanted to set Jesus free, so he appealed to the crowd again. But they shouted back, “Crucify him! Crucify him!” Pilate said to them the third time, “But what crime has he committed? I cannot find anything he has done to deserve death! I will have him whipped and set him free.” But they kept on shouting at the top of their voices that Jesus should be crucified, and finally their shouting succeeded. So Pilate passed the sentence on Jesus that they were asking for. (Luke 23:20-24)

It was for us that you suffer, O blessed Jesus; it was for our sins you were condemned to death. Grant that we may detest them from the bottom of our hearts, and by this repentance obtain your mercy and pardon.

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.

May we feel no bitter hatred,
When we too are persecuted,
Left alone to walk with you.

(  The Second Station… )

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