14 September 2009

Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Today's Mass for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross was exceptionally beautiful, with just the right music, plenty of incense, and a very responsive congregation of students and faculty. A relic of the True Cross was placed in the Lady Chapel where it was venerated by groups of students throughout the day. I've been humming "Lift high the cross" all afternoon...

Almighty God, whose Son our Savior 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.