Tag: Cross

The Cross in the Light of Jesus Christ: Theology of the Cross in the Maronite Book of Offering


Fr. Armando Elkhoury The cross is a heinous instrument of execution. Why, then, do Maronites and other Christians venerate it? The cross adorns our necks, for example, and we hang it in our homes, churches, workplaces, etc. At various liturgies, we adore the cross… Continue Reading “The Cross in the Light of Jesus Christ: Theology of the Cross in the Maronite Book of Offering”

Death of “Sin and Death” on the Cross – An Excerpt from “On the Crucifixion” by Jacob of Sarug (ca. AD 451-521)


Our Lord was crucified, bore the debts of the entire world, and fastened sin [on the cross] with nails that it might never reign again. ܙܩܺܝܦ ܗ̱ܘܳܐ ܡܳܪܰܢ ܘܰܛܥܺܝܢ ܚܰܘ̈ܒܶܐ ܕܟܽܠܳܗ ܬܺܒܶܝܠ܃ ܘܰܩܒܺܝܥܳܐ ܠܶܗ ܚܛܺܝܬܳܐ ܒܨܶܨ̈ܶܐ ܕܬܘܽܒ ܠܳܐ ܬܰܡܠܶܟ܀ While crucifying Him on Golgotha,… Continue Reading “Death of “Sin and Death” on the Cross – An Excerpt from “On the Crucifixion” by Jacob of Sarug (ca. AD 451-521)”

Balai of Qenneshrin on the Cross


Leap for joy and rejoice, Church, and sing praise to the power of the cross, for it is carrying your foundation so that the evil one could not conceal your truth. ܕܘܽܨ ܘܰܚܕܺܝ ܥܺܕܬܳܐ ܆ ܘܰܙܡܰܪܝ ܬܶܫܒܘܽܚܬܳܐ ܆ ܠܚܰܝܠܶܗ ܕܰܨܠܺܝܒܳܐ ܆ ܕܗܘܽ ܛܥܺܝܢ ܫܶܬܶܣܰܝܟ̈ܝ ܆… Continue Reading “Balai of Qenneshrin on the Cross”