Hymn Guide: Lift High the Cross

Posted on July 8, 2024

“Lift High the Cross” is a hymn of missionary encouragement and spiritual victory. It sets forth the paradox of the cross: that an instrument of torture and death has become a symbol of triumph and life.

Hymn Guide: When I Survey The Wondrous Cross

Posted on September 13, 2023

“When I Survey the Wondrous Cross” is one of the first hymns written in the English language; three hundred years later, it remains one of the finest. Isaac Watts composed and published the text in his groundbreaking 1707 work, Hymns & Spiritual Songs. Because of the emphasis on the cross, it is especially fitting for the…

The Liturgical Home: Holy Cross Day

Posted on September 14, 2022

Today is Holy Cross Day. Holy Cross Day is where Christians around the world celebrate the cross of Christ. The cross is pivotal to the Christian faith. It is the instrument of Christ’s redemption for the whole world, “having made peace through the blood of His cross” (Colossians 1:20). It is such a holy object to…