Holy Cross

The Exaltation of the Cross

The Exaltation of the Cross, from the Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry (Musée Condé, Chantilly). From Wikipedia.

Almighty God, whose Son our Saviour Jesus Christ was lifted high upon the cross that he might draw the whole world unto himself: Mercifully grant that we, who glory in the mystery of our redemption, may have grace to take up our cross and follow him; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

¶ Or this:

O God, who by the passion of thy blessed Son hast made the instrument of shameful death to be unto us the means of life and peace: Grant us so to glory in the cross of Christ, that we may gladly suffer shame and loss; for the sake of the same thy Son our Lord. Amen.

¶ Or the collect for Palm Sunday may be used.

¶ Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday of this week are the traditional autumn Ember Days.

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