Sunday, September 25, 2016

Maronite Year LXXIV

Second Sunday after Holy Cross
1 Corinthians 15:19-34; Matthew 24:1-14

Your cross, O Lord, leads up to heaven's heights,
for by it we are saved from flame and death,
and by it we receive the gift of life,
and by its light we see the things of God.

From Adam came death; in Adam all die;
through Christ's Cross all shall be brought to true life,
and the one who perseveres shall be saved
when he is filled with the love of the Cross.

Grant that our works may be fine sacrifice,
that our justice may be a fragrance sweet,
that with our faith we might raise up incense
and by testimony build Your temple.

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