We adore you O Christ, and we praise you.
Because by your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world.
It was now about the sixth hour and,
with the sun eclipsed, a darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour.
The veil of the Temple was torn right down the middle, and when Jesus had cried
out in aloud voice, he said: "Father, into your hands I commit my
spirit." With these words he breathed his last.
Lord Jesus, what powerful words you speak from the Cross: "Father, forgive them ... Today you will be with me in paradise ... My God, My God, why have you forsaken me ... Woman, behold your son ... behold your mother. I thirst ... Into your hands I commit my spirit ... It is accomplished." What agonizing pain it cost you to speak those words. Words filled with life, trust and love. Words which enable me to face my own hour of death, which I consecrate to you. By your dying you have destroyed the meaninglessness of my death and made it an entrance into the bosom of the Father.
Christ for our sake became obedient
unto death, even the death of the Cross.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and the the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
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