The final station is held by Mary, depicted as Queen of Apostles. The moon under her feet recalls the crowned woman of the Book of Revelation, who plays her part in the great struggle with the power of evil.
THE BODY OF JESUS IS LAID IN THE TOMB
It was now evening; the long day of suffering was over. The disciples prepared the body for burial and laid it to rest in a tomb. They closed up the tomb and went away.
Lord, you alone give us rest after toil; you give us life after death. If I should walk in the valley of darkness no evil would I fear; you are there. Give eternal life, Lord, to our relatives and friends who have died; and may the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace..
We pause for some quiet moments of prayer, our eyes on “the outstretched arms of Christ Crucified….”
Save us, Saviour of the World, for by your Cross and Resurrection you have set us free.
Narrated by Fr La Flynn and Mary McDaid