Fourteenth Station

Jesus is laid in the tomb


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


Reading
Now there was a garden in the place where he was crucified, and in the garden there was a new tomb in which no one had ever been laid. And so, because it was the Jewish day of Preparation, and the tomb was nearby, they laid Jesus there. (John 19:41-42)


Meditation
The body of Jesus was placed in the tomb – but not even the power of death could hold him.

Christ had to die and be buried before he could rise again. In the same way, we too have to die and be buried with Christ in the waters of baptism, so that we too can rise again to new life with him.

Let us then try to live that risen life here on earth, so that when our time comes to die, we may pass through the gates of death to new and everlasting life with Jesus.


Lord Jesus,
you give us new birth in the waters of baptism.
Lord, have mercy
Christ have mercy

Lord Jesus,
you wash us clean in tour Blood.
Lord, have mercy
Christ have mercy

Lord Jesus,
lead us through death to eternal life with you.
Lord, have mercy
Christ have mercy

Holy God
Holy Mighty One
Holy Immortal One
have mercy on us and on the whole world.