“Almighty and everlasting God, who of thy tender love towards mankind hast sent thy Son, our Savior Jesus Christ, to take upon Him our flesh and to suffer death upon the cross, that all mankind should follow the example of His great humility. Mercifully grant that we may both follow the example of His patience and also be made partakers of His resurrection. Through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen”

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