The Eleventh Station
JESUS IS NAILED TO THE CROSS
Pr.: We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You.
All: Because by your holy Cross You have redeemed the world.
Pr.: When they came to Golgotha, the place called the Skull,
they crucified Jesus and the robbers,
one on his right and other on his left.
And Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing."
(Luke 23: 33-34)
All: My God, my God, why have you forsaken me,
far from my prayer, far from the words of my cry?
O my God, I cry out by day, and you answer not,
I cry out by night, and there is no relief for me.
All my bones are racked.
My heart has become like wax melting away within my chest.
My throat is dried up like baked clay, my tongue cleaves to my jaws;
they have pierced my hands and my feet;
I can count all my bones.
(Psalm 22:12 and 14-17)
Pr.: Lord and Savior, You have told us that we too must accept crucifixion
if we are to accept resurrection with You.
Help us to rejoice in the sufferings
that come with the fulfillment of our daily duties,
seeing in them the royal road of the cross to the resurrection.
Sing: Life eternal, death defiant,
Bowed his head the world was silent,
Through his death came life anew.