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Jesus dies on the cross

Opening Prayer

We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you; by your holy cross, you have redeemed the world. Help us to walk in your steps. Amen.

Reflection Questions

  1. Why do you think the sun’s light failed?
  2. “He said, ‘It is finished,’ and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.” John 19:30 What all do you think is finished?
  3. How can you, like Jesus, commend your spirit unto the Father in this moment and going forward?

The Sacred Story

Luke 23:44-46

It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour, while the sun’s light failed. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!” And having said this he breathed his last.

Ah Holy Jesus

A Prayer

Lord Jesus, you are wounded for our transgressions and nailed to a cross by our rebellion. Now your side is pierced. Adam’s side was split open to bring forth his bride. May we, your Church and bride, always know that we are born out of your side and that in your dying we find our life. Amen.