Jesus is Condemned to Die
We adore You, O Christ, and we bless You
because by your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world.
He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth.
No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends.