St Paul's Chichester


Eleventh Station: Jesus is nailed to 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. 35,49

It was nine o’clock in the morning when they crucified him; the people stayed there watching him, the leaders jeered at him and the soldiers mocked him.  Some women, his friends from Galilee, looked on at a distance.


We look on from a distance:

a distance of time and space and culture,

And it hurts us to watch Jesus dying,

even at a distance.

It hurts to know that we are being rescued.

It hurts to know that we are valued and loved.




For the depth of your love for us, we thank you;

for those whom we know to be suffering greatly:

Lord, in your mercy

hear our prayer.