How We Celebrate the Cross [a.k.a. The Veneration of the Cross]

Celebrating the Cross is a source of power for all Christians. Richaél Lucero shares the symbolism of four Byzantine Catholic customs for venerating the Cross. They’re a mighty source of encouragement and assurance of the promise of our salvation. Listen today. You’ll be amazed by how simple they are to adopt in your worship space.


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Declarations about God’s Will To Pray over Yourself

In the name of Jesus, I declare and decree:

  • I believe through the Cross, Jesus freely offered himself for my eternal salvation.
  • I am a disciple of Jesus, and I carry my Cross with his help. See Luke 14:27
  • I belong to Christ Jesus and I have crucified my flesh with his. See ​​Galatians 5:24 
  • On the Cross Jesus loved me to the end. See John 13:1
  • I ask and believe that Jesus will remember me when he comes into his Kingdom. See Luke 23:42

quotes referenced

The cross is the altar of the New Covenant.

Catechism of the Catholic Church 1182

Apart from the cross there is no other ladder by which we may get to heaven.

St. Rose of Lima

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