'Cursed' Cross

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VML
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'Cursed' Cross

Post by VML » Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:36 pm

Please can someone enlighten me as to the acceptability of 'cursed tree' as applied to the cross in a Hillsong 'song' we are asked to learn for Easter Sunday Mass. On Good Friday we adore the Holy Cross, and venerate it. Is 'cursed' reasonable?

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Re: 'Cursed' Cross

Post by oopsorganist » Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:38 pm

I googled Cursed Tree and it turns out Jesus cursed a Fig Tree .
You learn something new everyday.
uh oh!

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Re: 'Cursed' Cross

Post by FrGareth » Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:11 pm

Christ became a curse for us, according to Galatians 3:13... and any gallows tree was intrinsically cursed. I think it's fair. All our curses were hung upon that Cross. So it's the most cursed Cross I could ever contemplate! But I've got no problem venerating a cursed Cross, since every time I receive Holy Communion I am receiving a cursed Christ! His blessing overpowers the negative!

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Re: 'Cursed' Cross

Post by VML » Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:02 am

Thank you Fr Gareth, for a helpful clarification.

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