The Exaltation of the Cross

Psalm text (Ps 78:1-2, 34-35, 36-37, 38)

Do not forget the works of the Lord!

Hearken, my people, to my teachng;
incine your ears to the words of my mouth.
I will open my mouth in a parable,
I will utter mysteries from of old.

While He slew them they sought Him
and inquired after God again,
remembering that God was their rock
and the Most High God, their redeemer.

But they flattered Him with their mouths
and lied to Him with their tongues,
though their hearts were not steadfast toward Him,
nor were they faithful to His covenant.

Yet He, being merciful, forgave their sin,
and destroyed them not;
Often He turned back His anger,
and let none of His wrath be roused.

Gospel Verse

We adore You, O Christ, and we bless You, because by Your Cross You have redeemed the world.




The English translation of the Psalm Response(s) and Gospel verse(s) from Lectionary for Mass © 1969, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved.