Stations of the Cross - Station 2
Posted on the 2nd Apr 2021 in the category Resources
Jesus Carries the Cross to Calvary
Read the Scripture
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 Matthew 27.27-31
Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the governor’s headquarters, and they gathered the whole cohort around him. They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, and after twisting some thorns into a crown, they put it on His head. They put a reed in His right hand and knelt before him and mocked him, saying, ‘Hail, King of the Jews!’ They spat on him, and took the reed and struck him on the head. After mocking him, they stripped him of the robe and put His own clothes on him. Then they led him away to crucify him.
Thanks be to God.
Meditate on the Scripture
Contemplating the Crucified One, we must learn to see Jesus with the eyes of faith: He is the obedient Son, the Son of God, true man and true God, who as such makes totally real a unique relationship of obedience with the God of His ancestors, who is His Father. Jesus, in the mystery of His passion and of His cross, lives obedience to God with great confidence, and self-abandonment that does not fail in the face of His encounters with those who are not His Father. All men and women can be against him, but He goes straight ahead, in fidelity to His mission.
Pray to the Lord
Let us pray to the eternal Son of God, who came among us to teach us obedience to the Father.
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy … [Kyrie eleison. Kyrie eleison. …]
Lord Jesus, whom men killed and God released from the anguish of death: Lord, have mercy. … [Kyrie eleison. …]
Lord Jesus, servant of God and author of life: Lord, have mercy. … [Kyrie eleison. …]
Lord Jesus, who give us the gift of peace: Lord, have mercy. … [Kyrie eleison. …]
This is the time when Christ visits the soul.
Store up the Lord’s word to you
Make us, O Father, faithful disciples of Christ raised upon the cross. Help us to overcome the temptations and fears that rise within us, and to walk with him the way to Calvary; 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.