The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

“Good Friday”
Icon of the Crucifixion by Master Dionysii, ca. 1500. Tretiakov Gallery, Moscow.
©️2020 by Gloria M. Chang

Readings for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Reading I

With their patience worn out by the journey, the people complained against God and Moses, “Why have you brought us up from Egypt to die in this desert, where there is no food or water?

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Christ and the Bronze Serpent

Treasure Room, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem. In center: the True Cross. Near the walls: holy relics. Licensed by adriatikus under CC BY-SA 3.0.

Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Numbers 21:4b-9; John 3:13-17

Jesus said to Nicodemus: “No one has gone up to heaven except the one who has come down from heaven, the Son of Man.Read the rest