The Sixth Station: A woman wipes the face of Jesus
We adore thee, O Christ, and we bless thee. Because by thy holy cross thou hast redeemed the world.
Lo, he was without beauty or majesty, with no comeliness that we should desire him. He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces, he was despised, and we esteemed him not. His appearance was so marred, beyond human semblance, and his form beyond thatof the sons of men. He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement of our peace, and with his stripes we are healed.
O God, who before the passion of thine only-begotten Son revealed his glory upon the holy mountain: Grant us that we, beholding by faith the light of his countenance, may be strengthened to bear our cross, and be changed into his lilkeness from glory to glory; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Holy God, Holy and Mighty, Holy Immortal One, Have mercy upon us.
With what pain and desolation,
With what grief and resignation
She beheld her dying Son
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