O God, the Son of God”so loving, yet hated”so forbearing, yet assaulted
unto death”who didst show Thyself so gentle and merciful to Thy
persecutors; grant that through the wounds of Thy passion our sins may
be expiated, and as in Thy humiliation Thou didst suffer death for us,
so now, being glorified, bestow on us everlasting brightness. Amen.