The Way of the Cross
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Then Jesus told his disciples, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves
and take up their cross and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and
those who lose their life for my sake will find it.
But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of
Christ. For he is our peace; in his flesh he has made both groups into one and has broken down
the dividing wall, that is, the hostility between us.
Almighty and everlasting God, who in your tender love towards the human race sent your Son
our Saviour Jesus Christ to take upon him our flesh and to suffer death upon the cross: grant
that we may follow the example of his patience and humility, and also be made partakers of his
resurrection; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the
unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Holy God, holy and strong, holy and immortal, have mercy upon us.