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September 14, 2017 all-day

1st Reading: Numbers 21:4-9
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 1:18-25
Gospel: John 12:20-33

Psalm 40:1-11

Color: Red

Hymn of the Day:
454 Sing, my tongue, the glorious battle
455 The royal banners forward go

Holy Cross Day

While Good Friday is dedicated to the Passion of Christ and the Crucifixion, this day honors the Cross itself, as the instrument of salvation. It is through Christ’s meritorious suffering and death on the Cross by which man is justified to God, received by faith.

Source: ‘Feast of the Cross’ ‘Exaltation of the Holy Cross’