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Feast of the Holy Cross

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Today’s Readings

  • Reading I: Numbers 21:4b-9
  • Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 78
  • Reading II: Philippians 2:6-11
  • Gospel: John 3:13-17

exaltation of the cross

We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You.
Because, by Your holy cross, You have redeemed the world. (Via Crucis)

More Information about the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross on the Web

At the Bible Workshop, one finds the readings of the day reviewed and a guide for reading is given for the day’s Gospel. See Workshop: The Exaltation of the Cross

The Liturgy of the Word: A MindMap

Click on the image below for a mindmap of the day’s readings.

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Numbers 21:4
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4And they marched from mount Hor, by the way that leadeth to the Red Sea, to compass the land of Edom. And the people began to be weary of their journey and labour:
Philippians 2:6-11
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6Who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
7But emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men, and in habit found as a man.
8He humbled himself, becoming obedient unto death, even to the death of the cross.
9For which cause God also hath exalted him, and hath given him a name which is above all names:
10That in the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those that are in heaven, on earth, and under the earth:
11And that every tongue should confess that the Lord Jesus Christ is in the glory of God the Father.
John 3:13-17
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13And no man hath ascended into heaven, but he that descended from heaven, the Son of man who is in heaven.
14And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so must the Son of man be lifted up:
15That whosoever believeth in him, may not perish; but may have life everlasting.
16For God so loved the world, as to give his only begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in him, may not perish, but may have life everlasting.
17For God sent not his Son into the world, to judge the world, but that the world may be saved by him.
Mark 8:34
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34And calling the multitude together with his disciples, he said to them: If any man will follow me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

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