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Good Friday – Morning Prayer – Blessing of Sudaria
Friday, April 14th 2017

‘It is your face O Lord, that I seek, hide not your face.’ (Ps. 27:8)

During Morning Prayer, preparations were made for the celebration of The Passion of Our Lord, Jesus with the preparation and blessing of Sudaria.  As Veronica wiped the face of Jesus, she brought with her a cloth known as a Sudarium – a sweat cloth, on which was imprinted the face of Jesus.  As the cross was venerated each person was invited to pray:

Help us to wipe the face of those who are sick,

to dry the tears of the broken hearted

to sooth the wounds of those who hurt.

Through your passion and cross, unite our sufferings with yours,

that as you help us to carry our cross, we may help others to carry theirs.

 

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