you, O Christ, and we praise you.
Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.
Then the entire assembly rose and led
Jesus before Pilate. They started his prosecution by saying, “we
found this man subverting
our nation, opposing the payment of taxes
to Caesar, and calling himself the Messiah, a king.” Pilate
“Are you the king of the Jews?” He
answered, “That is your term.” Pilate reported to the chief
priests and the crowds,
“I do not find a case against this man.”
But they insisted, “He stirs up the people by his teaching
throughout the whole of
, where he began, to this very place.”
heaven, because they feared the power of Jesus and wanted him
destroyed, they took him to Pilate to be
death. Innocent, Jesus stood silent, not even defending himself
against their false testimony.
in judgment of your ways, O Lord. The values of our society
conflict with the values Jesus taught.
our resolve to follow you, O Lord, so that our lives may always
give testimony to the faith we have in you.
We ask this
in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Lord Jesus, crucified
have mercy on us.
Station 7 ~
Jesus is Scourged and Crowned