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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Feast of the Exultation of the Holy Cross

Today's feast was established to celebrate the fact that "God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him." The Apostles had a hard time with the idea of Jesus crucified; but the early Church had icons that show a glorified cross as they came to realize that the cross had set us free and was a symbol of life.

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