Jesus is Laid in the Sepulchre
V. We adore thee, O Christ, and we bless thee.
R. Because by thy Holy Cross thou hast redeemed the world.
The body of her dearly beloved Son
is taken from his Mother, and laid by the disciples in the tomb.
The tomb is closed, and there the lifeless body remains until
the hour of its glorious resurrection.
O God, we love thee with our whole
hearts and above all things and are heartily sorry that we have
offended thee. May we never offend thee any more. O, may we love
thee without ceasing, and make it our delight to do in all things
thy most holy will.
V. Have mercy upon us, O Lord.
R. Have mercy upon us.
+ May the souls of the faithful, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
To my parting soul be given
Entrance at the gate of Heaven,
and in Paradise a place.
With loving hearts and footsteps slow
To Calvary with Christ we go.
See how his precious Blood
At every Station pours:
Was ever grief like His?
Was ever sin like ours?
Then the following Antiphon and prayer are said:
Antiphon: Christ became obedient unto death for us, even the death of the Cross.
Let us pray.
Almighty God, we beseech thee graciously to behold this thy family, for which our Lord Jesus Christ was contented to be betrayed, and given up into the hands of wicked men, and to suffer death upon the Cross; who now liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.