Of the Holy Cross

Rite 1 Prayer: 

Almighty God, whose beloved Son willingly endured the agony and shame of the cross for our redemption: Give us courage, we beseech thee, to take up our cross and follow him; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Rite 2 Prayer: 

Almighty God, whose beloved Son willingly endured the agony and shame of the cross for our redemption: Give us courage to take up our cross and follow him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Old Testament: 

Isaiah 52:13-15; 53:10-12

Psalm: 

40:1-11

40:5-11

New Testament: 

1 Corinthians 1:18-24

Gospel: 

John 12:23-33

Preface: 

Preface of Holy Week