Monday, 25 April 2011

Fourteenth Station: Jesus laid in the tomb

Then Joseph bought a linen cloth, and taking down the body, wrapped it in the linen cloth, and laid it in a tomb that had been hewn out of the rock. He then rolled a stone against the door of the tomb. Mark 15.46

1. Andrea Mategna, 1480, The Lamentation over the Dead Christ
2. Anon, 2009, Bystanders look on as the body of a murdered police officer is taken away in Nairobi, Kenya on 18 August 2009

Lord Jesus, Lord of life, you became as nothing for us:
be with those who feel worthless and as nothing in the world’s eyes.
You were laid in a cold, dark tomb and hidden from sight:
be with all who suffer and die in secret,
hidden from the eyes of the world.
To you, Jesus, your rigid body imprisoned in a tomb,
be honour and glory with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
now and for ever.

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