Jesus is nailed to the cross

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

When they came to the place
which is called The Skull,
there they crucified him;
and with him they crucified two criminals,
one on the right, the other on the left,
and Jesus between them.
And the scripture was fulfilled
which says, "He was numbered
with the transgressors."

They pierce my hands and my feet:
They stare and gloat over me.

Let us pray.

Lord Jesus Christ,
you stretched out your arms of love
on the hard wood of the cross
that everyone might come within
the reach of your saving embrace:
So clothe us in your Spirit that we,
reaching forth our hands in love,
may bring those who do not know you
to the knowledge and love of you;
for the honor of your Name.


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