We venerate Your Cross, O' Christ Jesus, and we praise and glorify Your Holy Resurrection, for You are our God, and we know no other than You: we call on Your name. Come, all you faithful from all the earth, let us venerate Christ's holy Resurrection, for behold, through the Cross joy has come into all the world. Let us ever bless the Lord, praising His Resurrection, for by enduring the Cross for us, He has destroyed death by death. Hallelujah!
- Let us pray -
O' LORD my Heavenly Father,
lead me in the way that I should go and guide me.
Father, by Your word of grace and Your Holy Spirit of truth,
open my mind and my heart into a deeper understanding and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour... Jesus Christ; Your beloved Son.
Who is the light of the whole world and who illumines the path of
all that trust in His saving power; (who believes in Him)
Help me!, O' LORD; to look to Jesus, who is the King of the Universe
and the lamp to my feet and who is the only light to my path.
'Blessed art Thou, LORD our God, King of the universe'
In Jesus name I pray. Amen.
The True Cross Relic of our Savior Jesus Christ is the greatest and most precious of all relics. It is only to the True Cross, from among all other relics, that the Christian faithful are instructed to genuflect.
Every other image and relic (whether of our Lord or of any of the saints) is venerated by a bow, but the relic of the True Cross is adored and worshiped with a 'Genuflection' and a kiss.
† = place the sign of the cross upon yourself.
Arise, O' God, and let Thine enemies be scattered;
and let those who hate Thee flee from Thy presence.
As smoke vanishes, let them vanish and as wax melts from the presence of fire, so let demons perish from the presence of those who love God and who sign ourselves with the sign of the Cross † and say
in gladness: Hail, most precious and life‐giving Cross
of the LORD, for Thou drive-st away the demons by the power of our Lord Jesus Christ crucified on Thee, who went down to Hades and trampled on the power of the devil, and have giving us, Thee,
O' Venerable Cross †, for driving away all our enemies;
both visible and invisible.
O' most precious and life‐giving Cross of the Lord, help me, with our Holy Lady, the Virgin Mother of God, our guardian angels of the LORD, the Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, and with all the Saints throughout the ages. in Jesus name I pray. Amen. †
Our Father... Hail Mary...
What I see in the image of the cross (above).
For the LORD has truly opened my eyes!
† the Most Blessed Virgin Mother of God † Mary
with the Holy Child resting on Her (left) arm †
(on the entire top portion of the True Cross - a splinter from the Tree of Life)
† Him: who they crucified †
(the entire bottom portion of the True Cross- a splinter from the Tree of Life)),
† His Holy and Divine Face †
(on the lower right side of the True Cross, near the center)
Sometimes, God will choose to let us see something
supernatural to bolster our faith. Pray then, that
the LORD of Host, will open your eyes and bless you.
...and as when Moses was commanded by the LORD;
make a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole (the Cross),
and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any wo/man (a sinner) When that man beholds the serpent of brass...
(the - True Cross Relic - image),
"He Shall Live" Amen...
and also, for this cause I bow my knees unto You Heavenly Father
of our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom the whole family in
heaven and earth is named; that He would grant you...
(all viewer & readers of this website)
according to the riches of His glory, that you be
strengthened with might by His Holy Spirit in the inner wo/man;
that Christ Jesus may dwell in your heart by faith; that you,
being rooted and grounded in love, that you may be able
to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth,
and length, and depth, and height † and to know
the love of Christ Jesus, which pass-eth knowledge,
that you might be filled with all the full-ness of God of Heaven.
now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that
we ask or think, according to the power that work-eth in us,
unto Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Through the same Christ I pray.
Peace be with you, now and forever. Amen.
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To spurn the grace of God and reject the Savior is to receive the due penalty for our sin.
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Prayer for the Gift of Love
O' God, my Heavenly King,
please fill me with Your Love. Help me to share the Gift of Love
with all those in need of Your Mercy. Help me to love You more.
Help me to love all those in need of Your Love.
Help me to love Your enemies. Allow the love You Bless me with to
be used to engulf the hearts of everyone I come into contact with.
With the Love, which You infuse in my soul, help me to conquer all evil, convert souls and defeat the devil and all those wicked agents of his, who try to destroy the Truth of Your Holy Word.
I ask this in your Holy Name Lord Jesus. Amen.
I AM Love. When you truly love Me, I will flood your soul with more love and with this love, you will help Me to save the world.
- Jesus, your LORD.
The reliquary measures
2 inches in height: the True Cross is the name for those physical remnants and the subject of those literary records which, by a widely accepted Christian tradition, are believed to be those of the Cross upon which, according to the Gospel writers, Jesus was crucified. According to a number of early writers, the Empress Helen , (c.255-c.330 AD), mother of Constantine , the first Christian emperor of Rome, at a date after 312 AD when Christianity was legalized throughout the Empire, traveled to the Holy Land, founding churches and establishing relief agencies for the poor. It was at this time that she discovered the hiding place of three crosses used at the crucifixion of Jesus and the two thieves that were executed with him. By a miracle it was revealed which of the three was the True Cross. This article details the records, the legends and the traditions associated with the True Cross. This is commemorated by the Church on March 6 . Many churches now possess fragmentary remains which are by tradition claimed to be those of the True Cross. Their authenticity is not universally accepted by those of the Christian faith. The veracity of the reports surrounding the discovery of the True Cross is questioned by many Christians. The acceptance and belief of that part of the tradition that pertains to the Early Christian Church is generally accepted by the Roman Catholic and Orthodox Churches. < press links >
'Suffering with Love'
An Invitation to Love the Holy Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ:
While commemorating the forty days Our Lord fasted in the desert,
we should remember a great and supreme truth that should illuminate all Lenten meditations. The holy Gospels clearly show how much our merciful Savior pitied our spiritual and physical pains. Hence,
He performed spectacular miracles to mitigate them. However,
let us not imagine that these healing's were the greatest gift He gave mankind. This would not take into consideration the central aspect
of Our Lord’s life: He was our Redeemer, Who willingly endured the cruelest sufferings to carry out His mission. Even at the height of His Passion, Our Lord could have put an end to all His pains instantly by
a mere act of His Divine will. From the first moment of His Passion to the last, He could have ordered His wounds to heal, His precious blood to stop pouring forth and the lacerations on His Divine body to disappear without a scar. He could have overcome the persecution that was dragging Him to death and gained a brilliant and jubilant victory. However, He did not will this. He wanted to be led along the
Via Dolorosa to the height of Golgotha. He willed to see His most
holy Mother engulfed in the depths of sorrow and He wanted to cry
out in piercing words that will echo until the consummation of the ages: “My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?” (Matt. 27:46).
We understand that by calling each of us to suffer a portion of His Passion, He clearly indicated the unrivaled role of the cross in the history of the world, His glorification and the whole of men’s lives. Thus,
we still must pronounce our own 'consummatum est' at death, despite the pains and sorrows of life. If we misunderstand the role
of the cross, refuse to love it and fail to walk along our own
Via Dolorosa, we will shirk Providence’s designs for us.
We will be unable, with our dying breaths, to repeat the sublime exclamation of Saint Paul: “I have fought a good fight,
I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. As for the rest,
there is laid up for me a crown of justice, which the Lord the just
judge will render to me in that day” (2 Tim. 4:7-8).
Any quality, however exalted, will be useless,
unless it is founded on a love of Our Lord’s cross,
with which we obtain everything, though weighed down by the
holy burden of purity and other virtues, unceasing attacks and mockeries of the Church’s enemies and betrayals of false friends.
The greatest foundation, of Christian civilization is a generous love
for the Holy Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ in each and every person.
May Mary help us, and through her omnipotent intercession,
we shall reconquer for her Divine Son, the reign of God that
flickers so faintly in the hearts of men.
(as cited in The American TFP, Author: Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira, 2008, 2017)
Mark 9:38. John said to Jesus, "Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in Your name, and we tried to hinder him because he was not following us" :39 But Jesus said, "Do not hinder him, for there is no one who shall perform a miracle in My name, and be able soon afterward to speak evil of Me" :40 for he who is not against us is for us!
Here we see that the apostle John was talking to Jesus about a man that they met and who was casting out demons in Jesus’ name.
The disciples tried to stop him because he was not one of the twelve. But for Jesus, that was not a good reason. He told them that they shouldn’t have prevented him from casting out demons.
Jesus’ reply shows that His view of who could legitimately participate
in His mission was not as restrictive as that of the disciples. There is a lesson here for the church of Christ. We should not limit the grace of God to a specific congregation or a specific denomination.
we should rejoice in all the good deeds done
by our brothers and sisters of the true 'Christian Family'
'in truth, in Spirit and in the name of Jesus' - hallelujah!
Our allegiance must be a witness for Christ Jesus. It is not an exclusivity that requires membership in a particular branch of the church. There are people who look with doubt and suspicion on all that is done by those who do not walk with them. They consider as ‘irregularities’ or even ‘mistakes’ the works accomplished by other believers who don’t follow the ways of their church. Casting out demons, doing things in Christ’s name, preaching against sin, these are all good things which should not be forbidden simply because they
‘do not follow us’
We should rejoice when the kingdom of God is advanced
by whomsoever it may be (of the Christian Family of Jesus Christ), whether by a Presbyterian, a Catholic or a Baptist!
Praise Lord Jesus; all you holy servants of the LORD. Amen.
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