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Stations of the Cross - Fifth Station

Simon of Cyrene Helps Jesus To Carry His Cross

Priest:
We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You.

(GENUFLECT)

All:
Because by your holy Cross You have redeemed the world.
 

Priest:
And when they had mocked Jesus, they took the purple cloak off and put his own clothes on him, and they led him out to be crucified. Then they forced a certain passer-by, Simon of Cyrene, coming from the country, to take up his cross. They brought Jesus to the place called Golgotha, a name meaning 'the place of the skull'.
(Mark 15:20-22)

All: (KNEEL AND PAUSE)
With a loud voice I cry out to the Lord; / with a loud voice I beseech the Lord. / My complaint I pour out before him; before him I lay bare my distress. / When my spirit is faint within me, you know my path. / In the way along which I walk they have hid a trap for me. / I look to the right to see, but there is no one who pays me heed. / I have lost all means of escape; / there is no one who cares for my life.
(Psalms 141:2-5)

Priest:
Let us pray. Lord Jesus Christ, help us to see in the sufferings and shortcomings of our lives a share in Your Cross; strengthen and console us in the belief that we bear all things in union with You, who have taken upon Yourself even our guilt.

All:
Amen.

All Sing: (STAND)
Brave but trembling came the woman,
None but she would flaunt the Roman,
Moved by love beyond her fear.


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Can you drink of the cup
of which I am about to drink ? ...
We can.

(Matthew 20:22)