Officiant: We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you:
People: Because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.
Officiant: Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth. For the transgression of my people was he stricken.
Officiant: But as for me, I am a worm and no man:
People: Scorned by all and despised by the people.
Officiant: Let us pray. Almighty and ever-living God, in your tender love for the human race you sent your Son our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon him our nature, and to suffer death upon the cross, giving us the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant that we may walk in the way of his suffering, and also share in his resurrection; who lives and reigns for ever and ever.
All: Holy God, Holy and Mighty, Holy Immortal One, Have mercy upon us.