Jesus is stripped of his garments

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

When they came to a
place called Golgotha
(which means the place of a skull),
they offered him wine to drink,
mingled with gall;
but when he tasted it,
he would not drink it.
And they divided his garments
among them by casting lots.
This was to fulfill the scripture
which says, "They divided my
garments among them;
they cast lots for my clothing."

They gave me gall to eat:
And when I was thirsty they gave me vinegar to drink.

Let us pray.

Lord God, whose blessed
Son our Savior gave his body
to be whipped and his face to be
spit upon: Give us grace to accept
joyfully the sufferings
of the present time,
confident of the glory
that shall be revealed;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.


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