4/10 Good Friday

One or the Other

A cock crowed, with mourning doves’ squawking geese.   Two thieves hung too, deriding and seeking.  One to be, or the other, not; with Him who declares “I have conquered the world” and finished it for All.


Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, we pray you to set your passion, cross, and death between your judgment and our souls, now and in the hour of our death.  Give mercy and grace to the living; pardon and rest to the dead; to your holy Church peace and concord; and to us sinners everlasting life and glory; for with the Father and the Holy Spirit you live and reign, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.