Great and Holy Friday

Come, let us bless Joseph of eternal memory, who came by night to Pilate and begged for the Life of all:
"Give me this Stranger, who has no place to lay His head:
Give me this Stranger, Whom an evil disciple betrayed to death.
Give me this Stranger, whom His mother saw hanging upon the cross, and with a mother's sorrow cried, weeping:
'Woe is me, O my Child, Light of my eyes and Beloved of my bosom, for what Simeon foretold in the temple now has come to pass:
A sword has pierced my heart; but change my grief to gladness by Thy resurrection.'"
We worship The Passion, O Christ! And Thy Holy Resurrection.