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Jesus is condemned to death

Jesus is condemned to death

Leader: We adore thee, O Christ, and we praise thee.
All:  Because by thy holy cross thou hast redeemed the world.

Reader:
“What am I to do with the man you call king of the Jews?...they shouted back: Crucify him.  Why? What harm has he done? …They shouted all the louder: Crucify him.  So, to placate the crowd, Pilate ordered Jesus to be scourged, and handed him over to be crucified.”  Mark 15:12-15

Jesus speaks:
 “I am a prisoner…  Prison is a place for gangsters, for violent people, for angry people, for people off the streets who do drugs and sex and murder.  I am with them.  Locked down among them!  Alone, harassed, contained….I begin to weep…”

Pause:

Jesus takes up his cross