Jesus is laid in the tomb

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

When it was evening,
there came a rich man
from Arimathea, named Joseph,
who also was a disciple of Jesus.
He went to Pilate and asked
for the body of Jesus.
Then Pilate ordered it to be given to him.
And Joseph took the body,
and wrapped it in a clean linen shroud,
and laid it in his own new tomb,
which he had hewn in the rock;
and he rolled a great stone
to the door of the tomb.

You will not abandon me to the grave:
Nor let your holy One see corruption.

Let us pray.

O God, your blessed Son was laid
in a tomb in a garden,
and rested on the Sabbath day:
Grant that we who have been buried
with him in the waters of baptism
may find our perfect rest in
his eternal and glorious kingdom;
where he lives and reigns
for ever and ever.


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