O God, who have called us to participate in this most sacred Supper, in which your Only Begotten Son, when about to to hand himself over to death, entrusted to the Church a sacrifice new for all eternity, the banquet of his love, grant, we pray, that we may draw from so great a mystery, the fullness of charity and of life. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
“From noon onward, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. And about three o'clock Jesus cried out in a loud voice, ‘Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?’ which means, 'My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’” (Matthew 27:45-47)