Litany of the Passion

(For private devotion.)

LORD, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us.
God, the Father of heaven,1
God, the Son, Redeemer of the world,
God, the Holy Ghost,
Holy Trinity, one God,
Jesus, the Eternal Wisdom,
Jesus, sold for thirty pieces of silver,
Jesus, prostrate on the ground in prayer,
Jesus, strengthened by an angel,
Jesus, in Thine agony bathed in a bloody sweat,
Jesus, betrayed by Judas with a kiss,
Jesus, bound by the soldiers,
Jesus, forsaken by Your disciples,


Jesus. brought before Annas and Caiphas.1

Jesus, struck in the face by a servant,
Jesus, accused by false witnesses,
Jesus, declared guilty of death,
Jesus, spat upon,
Jesus, blindfolded,
Jesus, smitten on the cheek,
Jesus, thrice denied by Peter,
Jesus, delivered up to Pilate,
Jesus, despised and mocked by Herod,
Jesus, clothed in a white garment,
Jesus, rejected for Barabbas,
Jesus, torn with scourges,
Jesus, bruised for our sin,
Jesus, esteemed a leper,
Jesus, covered with a purple robe,
Jesus, crowned with thorns
Jesus, struck with a reed upon the head,
Jesus, demanded for crucifixion by the Jews,
Jesus, condemned to an ignominious death,
Jesus, given up to the will of Thine enemies,
Jesus, loaded with the heavy weight of the cross,
Jesus, led like a sheep to the slaughter,
Jesus, stripped of Your garments,
Jesus, fastened with nails to the cross,
Jesus, reviled by the malefactors,
Jesus, promising paradise to the penitent thief,
Jesus, commending St. John to Your Mother as her son,
Jesus, declaring Yourself forsaken by Your Father,
Jesus, in Your thirst given gall and vinegar to drink,
Jesus, testifying that all things written concerning Thee were accomplished,

Jesus, commending Your spirit into the hand of Your Father,1
Jesus, obedient even to the death of the cross,
Jesus, pierced with a lace,
Jesus, made a propitiation for us,
Jesus, taken down from the cross,
Jesus, laid in the sepulcher,
Jesus, rising gloriously from the dead,
Jesus, ascending into heaven,
Jesus, our advocate with the Father,
Jesus, sending down on Your disciples the Holy Ghost, the Paraclete,
Jesus, exalting Your Mother above the choirs of angels,
Jesus, Who shalt come to judge the living and the dead,
Be merciful, Spare us, 0 Lord.
Be merciful, Graciously hear us, 0 Lord.
From all evil,
From all sin,
From anger, hatred, and every evil will,
From war, famine, and pestilence,
From all dangers of mind and body,
From everlasting death,
Through Your most pure conception,
Through Your miraculous nativity,
Through Your humble circumcision
Through Your baptism and holy fasting,
Through Your labors and watchings,
Through Your cruel scourging and crowning,
Through Your thirst, and tears, and nakedness,
Through Your precious death and cross,
Through Your glorious resurrection and ascension,

Through Your sending forth the Holy Ghost, the Paraclete,2
In the day of judgment,
We sinners beseech Thee, hear us.
That Thou would spare us,4
That Thou would pardon us,
That Thou would vouchsafe to bring us to true penance,
That Thou would vouchsafe mercifully to pour into our hearts the grace of the Holy Spirit,
That Thou would vouchsafe to defend and propagate Your holy Church,
That Thou would vouchsafe to preserve and increase all societies assembled in Your holy name,
That Thou would vouchsafe to bestow upon us true peace,
That Thou would vouchsafe to give us perseverance in grace and in Your holy service,
That Thou would vouchsafe to deliver us from unclean thoughts, the temptations of the devil, and everlasting damnation,
That Thou would vouchsafe to unite us to the company of Your saints,
That Thou would vouchsafe graciously to hear us,
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Spare us, 0 Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, 0 Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us, 0 Lord.
Christ, hear us; Christ, graciously hear us.
V. We adore Thee, 0 Christ, and praise Thee:
R . Because by Your holy cross Thou hast redeemed the world

Let Us Pray

ALMIGHTY and eternal God, Who hast appointed Thine only-begotten Son the Savior of the world, and hast willed to be appeased with His blood, grant that we may so venerate this price of our salvation, and by its might be so defended upon earth from the evils of this present life, that in heaven we may rejoice in its everlasting fruit. Who lives and reigns with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, world without end. Amen.


1. Have mercy on us.
2. Lord Jesus, deliver us.
3. Lord Jesus deliver us .
4. We beseech Thee, hear us.

Rev. F.X.Lasance, My Prayer Book, Benziger Brothers (1908), pp. 478-82.

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