Sep 14, 2007

Feast of the Triumph of the Cross

Adoramus te, christe, et benedicimus tibi, quia per crucem tuam redemisti mundum. / We adore Thee, O Christ, and we bless Thee, because by Thy cross Thou hast redeemed the world.
May we each resolve to take up our cross this day and every day and follow Jesus, and may we never boast except in the Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
"Though he was in the form of God, he did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form he humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even death on a cross.
"Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." -- Philippians 2:6-11

The illustration above, and the verses, are from Women for Faith & Family, at The illustration is a detail of the apse mosaic in the Church of San Clemente in Rome.


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