Here Jesus is Taken Down from the Cross

Adoramus te, Christe, et benedicimus tibi. Quia per sanctam crucem tuam redemisti mundum.

Later, Joseph of Arimathea asked Pilate for the body of Jesus. Pilate agreed. ( John 19, 38)

If anyone is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels. (Luke 9, 26)

Let us Pray

O Lord, Jesus Christ, we offer you our prayers and sacrificial gifts. May we, who commemorate the piercing of the soul of blessed Mary, your Mother, share the reward of the saints through her loving and constant intercession and the prayers of those who stood with her beside the cross, as well as through your meritorious death: You lived and reign for ever and ever. Amen

By the Cross with Thee to stay, There with Thee to weep and pray, is all I ask of Thee to give.