Jesus is taken down from the cross.

We adore you O Christ, and we praise you.

Because by your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world.

After this, Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus - though a secret one because he was afraid of the Jews - asked Pilate to let him remove the body of Jesus. Pilate gave permission, so they came and took it away.
John 19:38

"All you who pass by, look and see if there is any sorrow like my sorrow, which was brought upon me ... Hear how I groan, there is none to comfort me. My eyes are spent with weeping, my soul is troubled; my heart is poured out in grief"
Lamentations 1:12, 1:21, 2:11

Your mother's grief is heart-rending when your life-less body is laid in her arms. I must also part from those I love and behold them as they lie in death or as they wave good-bye. Help me also to let go and thus to discover new life which will dawn. As Mary shared in your Passion, so I want to be united with you in all that I have to endure. And thus may a multitude of souls be brought to you.

Although I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for you are beside me.
Psalm 23:4


 


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