Mass of the Holy Cross
Votive Mass for Friday
Epistle • Philippians 2:8-11
Lesson from the Epistle of Blessed Paul the Apostle to the Philippians.
[Jesus became obedient unto the death of the cross, for which cause God hath exalted Him.]
Brethren: Christ became for us obedient unto death, even to the death of the Cross. For which cause God also hath exalted Him, and hath given Him a Name which is above all names: (here all genuflect) that in the Name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those that are in Heaven, on earth; and under the earth: and that every tongue should confess that the Lord Jesus Christ is in the glory of God the Father.
Gospel • Matthew 20:17-19
Continuation of the holy Gospel according to St. Matthew
[Jesus foretells His Passion and His exaltation.]
At that time: Jesus took the twelve disciples apart and said to them: Behold we go up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man shall be betrayed to the chief priests and the scribes and they shall condemn Him to death, and shall deliver Him to the Gentiles to be mocked and scourged and crucified, and the third day He shall rise again.
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