Jesus takes up his Cross.

We adore you O Christ, and we praise you.

Because by your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world.

The governor's soldiers took Jesus with them into the Praetorium and collected the whole cohort around him. There they stripped him and made him wear a scarlet cloak and, having twisted some thorns into a crown, they put this on his head and placed a reed in his right hand. To make fun of him they knelt to him saying, "Hail, king of the Jews!" And they spat on him and took the reed and struck him on the head with it. And when they had finished making fun of him they took off the cloak and dressed him in his own clothes and led him away to crucify him ...
Matthew 27:27-31

... and he went out, bearing his own cross, to the place called the place of the skull.
John 19:17

Lord Jesus, I take up my daily cross, whatever it may be: disappointments, problems, worries, sickness, loneliness, hard work, hurts from others. I unite my sufferings with yours, and so I know that in carrying my cross I am carrying yours with you. Help me never to complain and become embittered, but to trust that you will bring forth from my cross only that which is good and redemptive for me and others. Strengthen me as I take on your yoke which is sweet and your burden which is light.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

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