March 30, 2018

Venerdì Santo (Good Friday)

Ecce Homo
On behalf of everyone at Il Regno, I want to wish all of our readers a blessed Good Friday. In commemoration, I’m posting a Good Friday Prayer. The accompanying photo of Ecce Homo ("Behold the man") by Antonello da Messina (Sicilian, c. 1425–1479) was taken at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
Good Friday Prayer
O Jesus, Who by reason of Thy burning love for us hast willed to be crucified and to shed Thy Most Precious Blood for the redemption and salvation of our souls, look down upon us here gathered together in remembrance of Thy most sorrowful Passion and Death, fully trusting in Thy mercy; cleanse us from sin by Thy grace, sanctify our toil, give unto us and unto all those who are dear to us our daily bread, sweeten our sufferings, bless our families, and to the nations so sorely afflicted, grant Thy peace, which is the only true peace, so that by obeying Thy commandments we may come at last to the glory of heaven. Amen.