Nuestro Señor de Esquipulas

Stations of the Cross


The Tenth Station
Jesus is stripped of his garments


We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you:
Because by your holy Cross you have redeemed the world.

The soldiers divided his garments among them, casting lots for them, to decide what each should take.

Joseph went after his brothers, and found them at Dothan. They saw him afar off, and before he came near to them they conspired against him to kill him. They said to one another, "Here comes this dreamer. Come now, let us kill him and throw him into one of the pits; then we shall say that a wild beast has devoured him, and we shall see what will become of his dreams." But when Reuben heard it, he delivered him out of their hands, saying, "Let us not take his life." And Reuben said to them, "Shed no blood; cast him into this pit here in the wilderness, but lay no hand upon him"—that he might rescue him out of their hand, to restore him to his father. So when Joseph came to his brothers, they stripped him of his robe, the long robe with sleeves that he wore; and they took him and cast him into a pit.

O Jesus, you gave your back to the smiters and did not hide your face from shame; strip us of all false shame, and of pride and conceit, and help us so to humble ourselves in this life that we may be clothed with your glory in the life to come. Amen.

O Savior of the world, by your Cross and precious Blood you have redeemed us:
Save us and help us, we humbly beseech you, O God.

Let thy stripes and scourging smite me;
At thy holy Cross requite me,
Let thy Blood refresh me there.

Station X, Marie Romero Cash, St John's Cathedral, Albuquerque, NM



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