3. The Crowning with Thorns
who endured a crown of thornsto win for us a crown of glory:
O Lord Jesus Christ, who for our salvation didstlay aside thy crown of glory to accept a crownof thorns: Mercifully grant that we may so live by the grace thy suffering hath secured that,when thou comest to be our Judge, we may be placed on thy right hand and receive the crownof life that fadeth not away; who with the Father and the Holy Ghost livest and reignest one God,world without end.
4. The Bearing of the Cross
who for us endured the cross, despising the shame:
Almighty God, whose most dear Son went notup to joy but first he suffered pain and enterednot into glory before he was crucified:Mercifully grant that we walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other than the way of life and peace; through the same thy Son JesusChrist our Lord.
5. The Crucifixion
who for us became obedient unto death, even thedeath of the cross:
Let us pray. Lord Jesus Christ, who didst stretchout thine arms of love on the hard wood of thecross that everyone might come within reach of thy saving embrace: so clothe us in thy Spiritthat we, reaching forth our hands in love, may bring those who do not know thee to theknowledge and love of thee; for the honor of thy Name, who livest and reignest with the Father and the same Holy Spirit, one God, for ever andever.
1. The Resurrection
who hast conquered sin, hell, and death:
O God, who for our redemption didst give thineonly-begotten Son to the death of the Cross, and by his glorious resurrection hast delivered usfrom the power of our enemy: Grant us so to diedaily from sin, that we may evermore live withhim in the joy of his resurrection; through thesame thy Son Christ our Lord.
2. The Ascension
who ascended on high to fill all things:
Almighty God, whose blessed Son our Saviour Jesus Christ ascended far above all heavens thathe might fill all things: Mercifully give us faithto perceive that according to his promise heabideth with his Church on earth, even unto theend of the world; through the same Jesus Christour Lord.
3. The Descent of the Holy Ghost
who through the Holy Ghost dost abide with thyChurch for ever:
O God, who didst teach the hearts of thy faithful people, by sending to them the light of thy HolySpirit: Grant us by the same Spirit to have aright judgment in all things, and evermore torejoice in his holy comfort; through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour, who liveth andreigneth with thee, in the unity of the sameSpirit, one God, world without end.
4. The Ingathering of the Saints
… who gatherest thy saints to thyself:
O Almighty God, who hast knit together thineelect in one communion and fellowship, in themystical body of thy Son Christ our Lord: Grantus grace so to follow thy blessed Saints in allvirtuous and godly living, that we may come tothose unspeakable joys which thou hast preparedfor them that unfeignedly love thee; throughJesus Christ our Lord.
5. The Crown of Life
… who crownest with life them that honor thee:
O God, who hast prepared for those who lovethee such good things as pass man’sunderstanding: Pour into our hearts such lovetoward thee, that we, loving thee above allthings, may obtain thy promises, which exceedall that we can desire; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
The following Canticle is said while holding themedal:
We have an advocate with the Father, JesusChrist the righteous; * and he is the propitiationfor our sins.
Revelation 4:11; 5:12, 9b-10, 13
Thou art worthy, O Lord, * to receive glory andhonor and power:For thou hast created all things, * and for thy pleasure they are and were created.Worthy is the Lamb that was slain, * to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength,and honor and glory and blessing!For he hath redeemed us to God by his blood *out of every kindred and tongue and nation,And hath made us unto our God kings and priests; * and we shall reign on the earth.Blessing and honor and glory and power be untohim that sitteth upon the throne, * and untothe Lamb for ever and ever.Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and tothe Holy Ghost.As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, * world without end. Amen.
We have an advocate with the Father, JesusChrist the righteous; * and he is the propitiationfor our sins.Almighty God, who hast promised to hear the petitions of those who ask in thy Son’s Name;We beseech thee mercifully to incline thine earsto us who have now made our prayers andsupplications unto thee; and grant that thosethings which we have faithfully asked accordingto thy will, may effectually be obtained, to therelief of our necessity, and to the setting forth of thy glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the loveof God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, bewith us all evermore.