Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem

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

There followed after Jesus
a great multitude of the people,
and among them were women
who bewailed and lamented him.
But Jesus turning to them said,
"Daughters of Jerusalem,
do not weep for me,
but weep for yourselves
and for your children."

Those who sowed with tears:
Will reap with songs of joy.

Let us pray.

Teach your Church, O Lord,
to mourn the sins of which it is guilty,
and to repent and forsake them;
that, by your pardoning grace,
the results of our iniquities
may not be visited upon our children
and our children's children;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.


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