The Second Station: Jesus takes up his Cross
We adore thee, O Christ, and we bless thee. Because by thy holy cross thou hast redeemed the world.
Jesus went out, bearing his own cross, to the place called 'the place of a skull," which is callein Hebrew, Golgotha. Although he was a Son, he learned obedience through what he suffered. Like a lamb he was led to the slaughter; and like a sheep that before its shearers is mute, so he opened not his mouth. Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and riches and wisdon and strenght and honor and glory and blessing.
Almighty God, whose beloved Son willingly endured the agony and shame of the cross for our redemption: Give us courage to take up our cross and follow him; who liveth and reigneth for ever and ever. Amen.
Holy God, Holy and Mighty, Holy Immortal One, Have mercy upon us.
O how sad and sore distressed,
Now was she,
that Mother blessed,
Of the Sole begotten One.
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