Here Jesus is Laid in the Tomb

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

Taking Jesus' body, the two of them wrapped it, with the spices, in strips of linen. This was in accordance with Jewish burial customs. At the Place where Jesus was crucified, there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb, in which no one had ever been laid. Because it was the Jewish day of Preparation and since the tomb was nearby, they laid Jesus there. ( John 19, 40-42)

unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. ( John 12, 24)



Let us pray


Send down your abundant blessing, Lord, upon your people who have devoutly recalled the death of your Son in the sure hope of the resurrection. Grant them pardon; bring them comfort. May their faith grow stronger and their eternal salvation be assured. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Virgin of all virgins blest! Listen to my fond request: Let me share thy grief divine;