An Order For The Veneration Of The Cross Service

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

The following liturgy is based on the historical insights described in the last two articles. Adapt the service below to local usage and custom.


The ministers, wearing black, enter into the sanctuary in silence and take their seats. All kneel or stand for silent prayer.

Minister:Blessed be our God.

People:Forever and ever. Amen.

Minister:Let us pray.

Almighty God, we pray you graciously to behold this your family, for whom our Lord Jesus Christ was willing to be betrayed, and...


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