We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you:
Because by your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world.
When Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing near, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold your son!” And when Jesus had received the vinegar, he said, “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.” And he bowed his head, and handed over his spirit.
V. Christ for us became obedient unto death: R. Even death on a cross.
Let us pray:
O God, who for our redemption gave your only-begotten Son to the death of the cross, and by his glorious resurrection delivered us from the power of our enemy: Grant us so to die daily to sin, that we may evermore live with him in the joy of his resurrection; who lives and reigns now and for ever. Amen.
Holy and Mighty,
Holy Immortal One,
Have mercy upon us.
-Text from the Book of Occasional Services, pg. 70.