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The Fourteenth Station

“I am the Resurrection and the Life.”

Jesus is Laid in the Tomb

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We adore you O Christ and we praise you.

Because by your Holy Cross, you have redeemed the world.

A wealthy man, Joseph of Arimathea, has given a stone tomb for the burial of Jesus. A gift of generosity from a man who greatly admired my Lord. But we must hurry now, for the Sabbath is nearly here. We wrap the body of Jesus in a shroud and lay him in the tomb. I and others roll the stone across the .entrance. As evening falls, Mary and I stand in silence in this place of rest. Is it truly over, I wonder?

O Lord, after such a passion and death, you rest now in your tomb. Death has taken you as it takes us all. But can the one who raised Jairus’ daughter, or snatched the. widow’s son back from the jaws of death, or brought Lazarus back to life – can such a one truly stay dead? Lord drive away our doubts. So often you said 

– “I am the Light of the world.” 
– “I am the Bread of Life.”
– “I am the Resurrection and the Life.”

Break the chains of death so that we can live, so that we can believe, so that we can see.

The Light shines in the darkness.

Death shall have no victory. 

Jesus remember me.

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