The Tenth Station
JESUS IS STRIPPED OF HIS CLOTHES
Pr.: We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You.
All: Because by your holy Cross You have redeemed the world.
Pr.: They gave Jesus wine to drink mixed with gall;
but when he had tasted it, he would not drink.
Then after they had crucified him, they divided his clothes, casting lots,
to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet,
"They divided my clothes among them, and upon my garments they cast lots
(Matthew 27: 34-35)
All: Happy is the man whom God chastises!
Do not reject the punishment of the almighty.
For he wounds, but be binds up; he smites, but his hands give healing.
Insult has broken my heart, and I am weak; I looked for comforters, and I found none.
Rather they put gall in my food, and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.
(Job 5: 17-18; Psalm 69: 21- 22)
Pr.: Lord Jesus Christ, stripped of everything.
You stood exposed to the jeers and contempt of the people whom You loved.
Clothe us with genuine love of others,
so that nothing we suffer may ever fill our hearts with hatred or bitterness.
Sing: Pierced the hands that blessed and cured us,
Pierced the feet walked to free us,
Walked the hill of Calvary.