Fourteenth Station: Jesus laid in the tomb
We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you,
All because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.
A reading from the Gospel according to Mark.
Then Joseph bought a linen cloth, and taking down the body, wrapped it in the linen cloth, and laid it in a tomb that had been hewn out of the rock. He then rolled a stone against the door of the tomb.
Reflection / Meditation
Reflection or meditation may follow.
Lord Jesus, Lord of life, you became as nothing for us:
be with those who feel worthless and as nothing in the world’s eyes.
You were laid in a cold, dark tomb and hidden from sight:
be with all who suffer and die in secret,
hidden from the eyes of the world.
To you, Jesus, your rigid body imprisoned in a tomb,
be honour and glory with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
now and for ever.
All Holy God,
holy and strong,
holy and immortal,
have mercy upon us.