The Solemn Reproaches is an ancient text of Western Christendom associated with the Passion of Jesus Christ. The reproaches follow the pattern of Psalm 78, which rehearses God’s continuing acts of faithfulness and Israel’s repeated rebellion. Each reproach follows a similar pattern, calling to mind God’s saving acts and concluding with the same words: “but you have prepared a cross for your Savior.” Following each reproach the congregation responds with a prayer for mercy, either simply “Lord, have mercy upon us,” or with the traditional Trisagion (“the thrice holy” sung response).
May it guide you in experiencing Jesus' love for you anew.
We are grateful to Pastor Scott Thompson, Musician Marshal Jones and Bethlehem Lutheran in Kalispell, MT for sharing this worship resource with us.
Eidsvold Lutheran Church
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