Jesus dies on the cross

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

When Jesus saw his mother,
and the disciple whom he loved
standing near, he said to his mother,
"Woman, behold your son!"
Then he said to the disciple,
"Behold your mother!"
And when Jesus had received
the vinegar, he said, "It is finished!"
And then, crying
with a loud voice, he said,
"Father, into your hands
I commend my spirit."
And he bowed
his head, and handed over his spirit.

Traditionally, a period of silence follows the mention of the Lord’s death.

Christ for us became obedient unto death:
Even death on a cross.

Let us pray.

O God, who for our redemption
gave your only-begotten Son
to the death of the cross,
and by his glorious resurrection
delivered us from the power of our enemy:
Grant us socto die daily to sin,
that we may evermore live with him
in the joy of his resurrection;
who lives and reigns now and for ever.


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