Category:Holy Cross

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In the current Roman Rite the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross is celebrated on September 14th. Some Anglicans and Lutherans know the date as Holy Cross Day. Before 1960 there was also a feast on May 3rd, the Invention (Finding) of the Holy Cross. Other dates are observed in the East.

For more information on various feasts of the cross, consult the Wikipedia article for Feast of the Cross.


Proper Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Sept. 14
(Liber usualis, Graduale Romanum, 1974)
Invention of the Holy Cross, May 3 (LU)
Introit: Nos autem gloriari
Gradual: Christus factus est Alleluia, Dicite in gentibus
Alleluia verse: Dulce lignum, dulces clavos
Offertory: Protege Domini Dextera Domini
Communion: Per signum Crucis (adds Eastertide alleluia)