(Usus Antiquior) Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (Double Major Feast, II Classis) – Sunday, 14 September 2014 : Gradual and Alleluia

Philippians 2 : 8, 9 and Tradition of the Faith

Christus factus est pro nobis obediens usque ad mortem, mortem autem crucis.

Response : Propter quod et Deus exaltavit illum, et dedit illi Nomen, quod est super omne nomen.

Alleluja, alleluja.

Response : Dulce lignum, dulces clavos, dulcia ferens pondera : quae sola fuisti digna sustinere Regem caelorum et Dominum. Alleluja.

English translation

Christ became obedient for us unto death, even the death of the cross.

Response : For which cause also God had exalted Him and had given Him a Name which is above all names.

Alleluia, alleluia.

Response : Sweet is the wood, sweet is the nails, and sweet is the load that hangs thereon, to bear up the King and Lord of heaven, nothing was worthy except you, o Holy Cross. Alleluia.

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