Archive for April 22nd, 2011

The Cross our Liberation

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Ancient Christian texts and traditions have much to tell us about the cross on this and any Good Friday. The cross is the medicine of the world, for instance: crux est mundi medicina. Moreover, crux probat omnia, according to Luther: the cross probes everything.

A beautiful Taizé chant reminds us also that the cross is our liberation, and so we sing = pray twice:

Per crucem et passionem tuam
Libera nos Domine, libera nos Domine, libera nos Domine, Domine.

Per crucem et passionem tuam
Libera nos Domine, libera nos Domine, libera nos Domine, Domine.

Per sanctam resurrectionem tuam
Libera nos Domine, libera nos Domine, libera nos Domine, Domine.

By your cross and passion, by your holy resurrection, liberate us, Lord.


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