St Paul's Chichester


Twelfth Station: Jesus dies on the cross


We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you

because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.


Bible Reading – Luke 23. 44-46


It was about twelve o’clock when the sun stopped shining and darkness covered the whole country until three o’clock.  And the curtain hanging in the Temple was torn in two.  Jesus cried out in a loud voice, ‘Father in your hands I place my spirit.’  He said this and died. 




In your hands he placed himself:

all that he was,

all that he had ever been,

all his beauty,

all his obedience,

all his loving.

In God’s hands he placed himself.

He was returning to his father,

he was going home.




For all who have died today;

for those who love them and will miss them:

Lord, in your mercy

hear our prayer.