Today’s Mass echoes that of September 14th when we celebrated the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. The prophet Isaiah calls us to contemplate the adorable Face of the suffering Christ. The Gospel invites every disciple of Christ to participation the mystery of His Cross; the Communion Antiphon echoes the invitation of the Gospel.
Give peace. O Lord, to them that patiently wait for you, that your prophets may be found faithful. Hear the prayers of your servant, and of your people Israel (Sir 36:18).
V. I rejoiced when it was said unto me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord” (Ps 121:1).