Jesus is taken down from the Cross
Leader: O grieving Mary, receive us into your arms as your children with Christ, ask Him to forgive our sins.
Leader: We adore you, O Christ and we praise you.
Response: Because by your Holy Cross, you have redeemed the world.
Leader: All you who pass by the way, look, and see if there be any sorrow like my sorrow. My eyes are spent with weeping, my whole being is troubled, and my strength is poured out upon the earth, as I behold the cruel death of my Son, for the enemy has prevailed against him. Call me not Naomi ( that is, beautiful), but call me Mara ( that is bitter), for the Almighty has afflicted me and has dealt quite bitterly with me.