Today, September 14th, the Church celebrates the Feast of the Triumph of the Cross.
"We preach Christ crucified - a stumbling block to Jews and an absurdity to Gentiles; but to those who are called, Jews and Greeks alike, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God." 1 Corinthians 23 - 24.
GOD OUR FATHER, IN OBEDIENCE TO YOU YOUR ONLY SON ACCEPTED DEATH ON THE CROSS FOR THE SALVATION OF MANKIND. WE ACKNOWLEDGE THE MYSTERY OF THE CROSS ON EARTH. MAY WE RECEIVE THE GIFT OF REDEMPTION IN HEAVEN. WE ASK THIS THROUGH OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, YOUR SON, WHO LIVES AND REIGNS WITH YOU AND THE HOLY SPIRIT, ONE GOD, FOR EVER AND EVER. AMEN.