The Third Station: Jesus falls the first time
We adore thee, O Christ, and we bless thee. Because by thy holy cross thou hast redeemed the world.
Christ Jesus, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped; but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, and was born in the human likeness. And being found in human form he humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him, and bestowed on him the name which is above every name. Come, let us bow down, and bend the knee, and kneel before the Lord our Maker, for he is the Lord our God.
O God, who knowest us to be set in the midst of so many and great dangers, that by reason of the frailty of our nature we cannot always stand upright: Grant us such strength and protection as may support us in all dangers, and carry us through all temptations; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Holy God, Holy and Mighty, Holy Immortal One, Have mercy upon us.
Deep the woe of her affliction,
When she saw the crucifixion
Of her ever glorious Son
Next: The Fourth Station: Jesus meets his Sorrowful Mother
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