you, O Christ, and we praise you.
Because by your holy cross you have
redeemed the world.
next move was to take Jesus and have him scourged. The soldiers
then wove a crown of thorns and
fixed it on his head, throwing around his shoulders a cloak of royal
purple. Repeatedly they came up to him and said,
“All hail, king of the Jews” slapping his face as they did so.
God, though guilty of no crime, Jesus was scourged and crowned
with thorns. Our King was whipped
mocked. It was to free us from sin and death that Jesus suffered
the cruelties of his passion. Heavenly Father,
our baptism you have chosen us as your people and have made us a
royal nation, heirs of your kingdom.
the sufferings of our Lord Jesus, give us the courage to face
the hardships of our lives. Help us to see the
our sins and grant us your forgiveness.
this in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Lord Jesus, crucified and risen,
have mercy on us.