The Stations of the Cross – An Anglican Liturgy

The Gathering

The ministers enter in silence.

† In the name of the Father,
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

Jesus told his disciples,
`If any want to become my followers,
let them deny themselves
and take up their cross and follow me.
For those who want to save their life will lose it,
and those who lose their life for my sake will find it.’
Matthew 16.24

Peace to you all

And also with you

A minister may introduce the service

Let us pray.

A brief moment of silence follows.

Almighty and everlasting God, who in your tender love towards the human race  sent your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ  to take upon him our flesh and to suffer death on a cross: grant that we may follow the example of his patience and humility, and also be made partakers of his resurrection; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Holy God, holy and strong, holy and immortal.
have mercy on us.

Holy God, holy and strong, holy and immortal
have mercy on us.

Hymn

There is a green hill far away,
outside a city wall,
where our dear Lord was crucified
who died to save us all.

We may not know, we cannot tell,
what pains he had to bear,
but we believe it was for us
he hung and suffered there.

He died that we might be forgiven,
he died to make us good,
that we might go at last to heaven,
saved by his precious blood.

There was no other good enough
to pay the price of sin,
he only could unlock the gate
of heaven and let us in.

O dearly, dearly has he loved!
And we must love him too,
and trust in his redeeming blood,
and try his works to do.

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