O Christ our God, may we honor the memory of your cross, by which you have granted us victory over evil and sin. Maronite Liturgy
O Christ our Savior, may your cross be a sign of peace for the world and the holy Church. Maronite Liturgy
Wednesday of the Passion Week is also called Wednesday of Ayoub (Job). Job suffered a lot.. but never cursed God and was known for his patience. He represents Christ, who willingly received suffering and death, and committed himself into his Father’s hands. On that day, the Rite of the Lamp is celebrated which is an old rite of the Maronite Church. Dough with seven wicks inserted into it, represent the seven lamps envisioned by the Prophet Jeremiah and by John the Apostle in his Revelation. During the celebration, the oil is blessed and all the faithful receive the anointing.
O Christ, bearing our crosses, may we follow you on the road of salvation and holiness and reach the heavenly glory that you attained. Maronite Liturgy
Take up the Cross of Christ and walk in His footsteps, then the Blessed Virgin will be by your side as she was by His. From the Ninth Experience of Raymond Nader with Saint Sharbel.
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O Christ our Savior, may we celebrate in joy and gladness the feast of the cross and honor the wood which was planted on Golgotha for our salvation. Maronite Liturgy
The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 1 Corinthians 1:18