Parish of St Matthew the Apostle,
Douglas, Isle of Man

Stations of the Cross

The 3rd Station
Jesus falls the first time under the weight of the Cross

3rd station


I adore Thee O Christ
and I bless Thee

Because by Thy holy Cross
Thou hast redeemed the world

Bowed down under the weight of the cross, Jesus slowly sets forth on the way to Calvary. Exhausted by his agony in the garden, sore with blows and wounds, his strength fails; he falls to the ground under the Cross.

Meditate a while in silence

O Jesus, who for my sins didst bear the heavy burden of the Cross, and didst fall under its weight, may the thought of thy sufferings make me watchful over myself, and save me from any grievous fall into sin. Amen


O God, I love thee with my whole heart and above all things, and am heartily sorry that I have offended thee. May I never offend thee any more. O may I love thee without ceasing, and make it my delight to do in all things thy most holy will. Amen

The Lord's Prayer...

Have mercy upon me, O Lord
Have mercy upon me

May the souls of the faithful
to the mercy of God
rest in peace. Amen

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