14 Patriarch Daniel quotes on the mystery of the Holy Cross

Patriarhul Daniel tinand Sfanta Cruce in mana 3a
  1. The Holy Cross represents the mystery of the eternal love the Holy Trinity has for humankind.

  2. The power to avoid repaying evil with evil and to conquer evil with good is the power of the Cross.

  3. The Holy Cross ties heaven and earth through the endless and everlasting love Christ has for the world.

  4. The Cross is at the same time a sign of sacrifice, of crucified, humble love, and the sign of the resurrection from the dead.

  5. Although only Christ the Lord was crucified in his humanity on the cross, his crucifixion shows the love of the entire Holy Trinity.

  6. The Cross is not a symbol of value itself. It has no sense except through the fact that it was the altar, on which our Saviour Jesus Christ offered Himself as a sacrifice.

  7. Without Christ, the cross has no significance, but together with Christ, the Cross represents Christ Himself.

  8. The Holy Cross reveals that God’s love is not possessive, but self-offering; it is not a love full of pride, but full of humility.

  9. When we bow down before the Holy Cross actually we honour Christ Who was crucified on it.

  10. The Cross is the symbol of Christianity because on it Jesus Christ has shown us how much God loves the world.

  11. The sign of the Cross points to Christ’s forgiving, patient, sanctifying and salvific love.

  12. The Cross cannot be transformed into a magical sign, having power in itself. Its power comes from the fact that it represents the crucified and risen Christ.

  13. The sign of the Cross starts from the forehead, which symbolises the initiative of God the Father who sends His Son into the world and the Son who fulfils salvation, rises, ascends into God’s glory, and sits at the right hand of the Father.

  14. Christ’s Cross is Christ shown through the Cross.

Photograph: Robert Nicolae / Basilica.ro

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