An Explanation Of The Veneration Of The Cross Service

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

The comments below explain the modern practice of the Veneration of the Cross service. This ancient service was recovered and mandated for use in Roman Catholic parishes in 1956 and has provided the basis for many reforms in Protestant worship on Good Friday since that time. Adapt to local usage and custom.

The modern service venerating the cross is made up of three parts: the Liturgy of the Word, the Veneration of the Cross, and the Communion.

The Service of the Word, like other solemn...


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