Monday of Holy Week

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Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour. Father, glorify thy name.

Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again.

The people therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it thundered: others said, An angel spake to him. Jesus answered and said, This voice came not because of me, but for your sakes. Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out. And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. This he said, signifying what death he should die.

John 12:27-33

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

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The Entry of Christ into Jerusalem, by Felix Louis Leullier, 1800’s

And when he had thus spoken, he went before, ascending up to Jerusalem. And it came to pass, when he was come nigh to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount called the mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, Saying, Go ye into the village over against you; in the which at your entering ye shall find a colt tied, whereon yet never man sat: loose him, and bring him hither. And if any man ask you, Why do ye loose him? thus shall ye say unto him, Because the Lord hath need of him.

And they that were sent went their way, and found even as he had said unto them. And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said unto them, Why loose ye the colt? And they said, The Lord hath need of him.

And they brought him to Jesus: and they cast their garments upon the colt, and they set Jesus thereon. And as he went, they spread their clothes in the way. And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen; Saying,

Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.

And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples. And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.

Luke 19:28-40

A Short Way of the Cross

First Station

Jesus is Condemned to Death

We adore You, O Christ, and we bless You.
Because by Your holy cross You have redeemed the world.
O Jesus: So meek and uncomplaining,
teach me resignation in trials.
Lord Jesus, help us walk in Your steps.


Second Station

Jesus Carries His Cross

We adore You, O Christ, and we bless You.
Because by Your holy cross You have redeemed the world.
My Jesus! This Cross should be mine, not Thine!
My sins crucified Thee.
Lord Jesus, help us walk in Your steps.


Third Station

Our Lord Falls the First Time

We adore You, O Christ, and we bless You.
Because by Your holy cross You have redeemed the world.
O Jesus! By this first fall, never let me fall into mortal sin.
Lord Jesus, help us walk in Your steps.


Fourth Station

Jesus Meets His Mother

We adore You, O Christ, and we bless You.
Because by Your holy cross You have redeemed the world.
O Jesus! May no human tie, however dear,
keep me from following the road of the Cross.
Lord Jesus, help us walk in Your steps.


Fifth Station

Simon, the Cyrenean,
Helps Jesus Carry His Cross

We adore You, O Christ, and we bless You.
Because by Your holy cross You have redeemed the world.
Simon unwillingly assisted Thee;
may I with patience suffer all for Thee.
Lord Jesus, help us walk in Your steps.


Sixth Station

Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus

We adore You, O Christ, and we bless You.
Because by Your holy cross You have redeemed the world.
O Jesus! Thou didst imprint Thy sacred features upon
Veronica’s veil; stamp them also indelibly upon my heart.
Lord Jesus, help us walk in Your steps.


Seventh Station

The Second Fall of Jesus

We adore You, O Christ, and we bless You.
Because by Your holy cross You have redeemed the world.
By Thy second fall, preserve me,
dear Lord, from relapse into sin.
Lord Jesus, help us walk in Your steps.


Eighth Station

Jesus Consoles the Women of Jerusalem

We adore You, O Christ, and we bless You.
Because by Your holy cross You have redeemed the world.
My greatest consolation would be to hear Thee say:
“Many sins are forgiven thee, because thou hast loved much.”
Lord Jesus, help us walk in Your steps.


Ninth Station

Third fall of Jesus

We adore You, O Christ, and we bless You.
Because by Your holy cross You have redeemed the world.
O Jesus! When I am weary upon life’s long journey,
be Thou my strength and my perseverance.
Lord Jesus, help us walk in Your steps.


Tenth Station

Jesus is Stripped of His Garments

We adore You, O Christ, and we bless You.
Because by Your holy cross You have redeemed the world.
My soul has been robbed of its robe of innocence;
clothe me, dear Jesus, with the garb of penance and contrition.
Lord Jesus, help us walk in Your steps.


Eleventh Station

Jesus is Nailed to the Cross

We adore You, O Christ, and we bless You.
Because by Your holy cross You have redeemed the world.
Thou didst forgive Thy enemies;
my God, teach me to forgive injuries and forget them.
Lord Jesus, help us walk in Your steps.


Twelfth Station

Jesus Dies on the Cross

We adore You, O Christ, and we bless You.
Because by Your holy cross You have redeemed the world.
Thou art dying, my Jesus, but Thy Sacred Heart
still throbs with love for Thy sinful children.
Lord Jesus, help us walk in Your steps.


Thirteenth Station

Jesus is Taken Down from the Cross

We adore You, O Christ, and we bless You.
Because by Your holy cross You have redeemed the world.
Receive me into thy arms, O Sorrowful Mother,
and obtain for me perfect contrition for my sins.
Lord Jesus, help us walk in Your steps.


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.
When I receive Thee into my heart in Holy Communion,
O Jesus, make it a fit abiding place for Thy adorable Body.
Lord Jesus, help us walk in Your steps.

Amen.


Prayers highlighted in bold in the Short Way of the Cross as used by The Franciscan Fathers on their Missions. The accompanying prayers are from traditional Stations of the Cross.