Tuesday, September 14, 2021
This day celebrates the cross as a sign of Christ’s victory over sin and death for us. It is also called the Feast of the Triumph of the Cross. The cross is not a sign of defeat, but a sign of redemption.
The daily Mass readings for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross
- First Reading – Numbers 21-4b-9: “Make a saraph and mount it on a pole, and if any who have been bitten look at it, they will live.”
- Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 78: “Do not forget the works of the Lord!”
- Second Reading – Philippians 2:6-11: “he humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross.”
- Gospel – John 3:13-17: “For 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”