O Incarnate Word,
Son of Mary and Son of the Father,
on this day, the greatest of all history,
you appeared before Pilate,
you, who are seated at the right hand of the Father.
You, remained silent before the judges,
you, through whose word everything exists.
You walked the path to Golgotha carrying the wood of the cross, you, who were seated on a chariot of cherubim,
draped in brilliant jewels.
On your head is entwined a crown of thorns,
you, whose head the heavens decorate with stars.
On the cross you are given vinegar and gall to drink, you, who gave us your blood, the source of life.
You die on the cross at the hand of your executioners, you, who give life to all the living.
Therefore, O God made man,
we ask to share in your humanity and divinity,
your death and your life,
your scorn and your glory
in this world and the next,
so that we may glorify you, your Father, and your Holy Spirit, for ever. Amen.
Sedro, Great Friday Morning, Maronite Liturgy.