Stations of the Cross - Station 15
Posted on the 3rd Apr 2021 in the category Resources
Jesus rises from the dead
We adore You, O Christ, and we bless You.
Because by Your holy cross You have redeemed the world.
from the Gospel according to St Mark 16.6-8
But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be alarmed; you are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has been raised; He is not here. Look, there is the place they laid him. But go, tell His disciples and Peter that He is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him, just as He told you.’ So they went out and fled from the tomb, for terror and amazement had seized them; and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.
Thanks be to God.
Meditate on the Scripture
Easter does not immediately remove the realities of human life and suffering, but tells us that since Christ is alive in the glory of God, alive in the Church and in history, and as a result of the Church’s testimony alive also in us, it is possible for us to love and hope and believe more and more. Christ assures us that those who live in love, even through the midst suffering and death, are not abandoned by God, but are welcomed, loved, and drawn nearer to the fullness of peace and joy. Those who love receive Christ’s Spirit and are made capable of transmitting life to others around themselves. Through this Easter joy, a joy rooted in the cross of Christ, we shall find ways to announce true hope to our brothers and sisters. ‘This is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.’ (1 Jn 5.4)
Pray to the Lord
We raise our prayers to the only Lord Jesus, who died on the cross and now lives at the Father’s right hand.
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy … [Kyrie eleison. Kyrie eleison. …]
Lord Jesus, You have opened for us the way to eternal life: Lord, have mercy. …
Lord Jesus, You have risen to life to for our justification: Lord, have mercy. …
Lord Jesus, You share with us the love that overcomes death: Lord, have mercy. …
This is the time when Christ visits the soul.
Store up the Lord’s word to you
O Father, who through Your only Son have overcome death and opened for us the gate of life eternal: grant us to be daily born again in the light and life and love of Your risen Son; through the same Christ our Lord.
O holy Mary pray for us: that the wounds your Son endured, which pierced your soul also,
may be imprinted in our hearts, and revealed in lives of mercy and peace.
A Final Prayer
Almighty God, it is You who made the heavens and the earth by Your great power, and by Your outstretched arm. Nothing is beyond Your power. We turn to You in our need, to ask Your protection against coronavirus, which has claimed lives and affected many. We pray for those afflicted. May they soon be restored to health. Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen.