Thirteenth Station: Jesus is taken down from the cross

Station XIII Jesus is taken down from the cross

Station XIII Jesus is taken down from the cross

PRAYER 

Leader: We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you.

All: Because by your holy cross You have redeemed the world.

Jesus, how brutally you were put to death. How gently your are taken from the cross. Your suffering and pain are ended, and you are put in the lap of your mother. The dirt and blood are wiped away. You are treated with love.

As a child, sometimes I treat others better when they’re sad or in pain. When somebody dies, I become very gentle and kind. I notice the good and kind things people say about those who have died.

As an adult, I seem to be kinder when someone dies. If only I could learn to see the good things about them while they were alive. If only I would tell those around me how much I love them, while I still have the opportunity to do so.

Help me look for the good in those around me, especially those I love the most. Help me live this day as if it were the last. Help me become a more gentle and loving person through my greater appreciation for those around me.

O Mary, Mother most sorrowful, the sword of grief pierced thy soul when thou didst see Jesus lying lifeless on thy bosom; obtain for me hatred of sin because sin slew thy Son and wounded thine own heart, and grace to live a Christian life and save my soul.

Our Father…. Hail Mary…. Glory be to the Father….

Leader: Jesus Christ Crucified.
All: Have mercy on Us.
Leader: May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, Rest in peace.
All: Amen.

Heart touching devotional song narrating about the station in this video is written by Fr. Abel C.M.I. in Malayalam Language of Kerala State, India. All viewers may not understand the meaning of the lyrics, but the music will surely touch your heart. This video also contain short narration and images of some of the places like, Gethsemane, Golgotha, Jerusalem, Tomb of Jesus etc. These informations and images are collected from Internet. I am not sure about the correctness of the same. Aim of the video is to make the people to think about the burdens and sorrows Jesus took for us.

If possible, it is good to pray and meditate Way of the Cross daily which will give peace and happiness in mind and also protect from Satan and Sin.

May the crucified Jesus Bless you and your family.

Other Stations of the Cross 

Way of the Cross – Introduction                                         

Way of the Cross – Start

Station I Jesus is condemned to death 

Station II Jesus Carries His Cross 

Station III Jesus falls the first time                                        

Station IV Jesus meets his mother

Station V Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus to carry the cross    

Station VI Veronica wipes the face of Jesus

Station VII Jesus falls the second time                                

Station VIII Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem

Station IX Jesus falls the third time                                   

Station X Jesus’ clothes are taken away

Station XI Jesus is nailed to the cross                                 

Station XII Jesus dies on the cross           

Station XIV Jesus is laid in the tomb

Way of the Cross – Lokathil Aanjuveeshi

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