Sunday, October 23, 2016
Maronite Year LXXVIII
Sixth Sunday after Holy Cross
Galatians 6:1-10; Matthew 25:14-31
Bright the Cross was shining in the sky,
when Constantine saw it as a sign;
on high the banner of it was raised:
the Cross of martyrs did not falter.
The kings of the world were astounded.
Queen Helen through faith found the True Cross,
the sign of our holy redemption.
The truth of the Cross floods the whole world;
the miracles of Christ pour from it.
By it all nations are astounded.
The Cross of Christ raises us on high,
our destruction made our salvation,
for death is overcome by sure faith,
and by the love of God for our souls;
all who come to it are astounded.