image :: Crucifixion, Karel Musil (20th century, Czech)

“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”  Psalm 22:1

Almighty God, we pray you graciously to behold this your family, for whom our Lord Jesus Christ was willing to be betrayed, and given into the hands of sinners, and to suffer death upon the cross; who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.