THE SIXTH STATION

VERONICA WIPES

THE FACE OF JESUS

 

We adore you, O Christ,

and we bless you

Because by your holy cross

you have redeemed the world.

 

FROM SACRED SCRIPTURE

The Prophet Isaiah 53: 2-3

He had no form or comeliness

that we should look at him,

and no beauty that we 

should desire him.

He was despised and rejected

by men; a man of sorrows,

and acquainted with grief;

and as one from whom 

men hide their faces

he was despised,

and we esteem him not.

Let us contemplate

Veronica wiping the face of Jesus.

As she tenderly wipes away

the blood from his face,

Jesus' eyes shine bright 

beneath the removed blood.

Together, let us consider Jesus

looking deep into Veronica's eyes

and offering the words 

of Psalm 20 in gratitude.

The Lord answer you

in the day of trouble!

The name of the God of Jacob 

protect you!

May he send you help 

from the sanctuary,

And give you support from Zion!

May he remember all 

your offerings,

and regard with favor 

your burnt sacrifices!

May he grant you

your heart's desire,

and fulfill all your plans!

Now I know the Lord 

will help his anointed;

he will answer him

from his holy heaven

with mighty victories 

by his right hand.

Give victory to the king, O Lord;

answer us when we call!

- Psalm 20:1-4, 6, 9

 

HYMN

Make me feel as thou hast felt;

make my soul to glow and melt

with the love of Christ my Lord.