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We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you.
Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.


Scripture Reading


While Jesus was still speaking a crowd came, led by the man named Judas, one of the Twelve. He approached

Jesus to embrace him. Jesus said to him, “Judas, would you betray the Son of Man with a kiss?”

But to those who had come out against him – the chief priests, the chiefs of the temple guard, and the

ancients – Jesus said, “Am I a criminal that you come out after me armed with swords and clubs?

When I was with you day after day in the temple you never raised a hand against me.

But this is your hour – the triumph of darkness!” They led him away under arrest and brought him to the house

of the high priest, while Peter followed at a distance. (Lk 22:47-48,52-54)  


Prayer Response


Father in heaven, because they were afraid of his power and message, they came armed to arrest Jesus.

The disciples, fearful that they too would be arrested, abandoned Jesus and fled into the darkness. Armed with hatred,

 prejudice and suspicion, we often reject those who are different from us because of their color, nationality or opinions.

Our lack of acceptance and understanding betrays Jesus and his command to love, while our fears imprison us and

 each other. Dispel the darkness from our eyes that we may recognize your presence in the people around us.

We ask this in the name of Jesus. Amen.  


  Lord Jesus, crucified and risen,
  have mercy on us.  


Station 4 ~ Jesus is Brought Before the Sanhedrin



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