Thirteenth Day of Lent: Reflections of the Cross

Jesus Christ the Victor Cross

The cross combines Greek abbreviations for Jesus Christ (IC for Jesus and XC for Christ) and Victor or Conqueror (NIKA). This cross is a reminder that while it recalls the death of Jesus, death held no lasting effect. Rather even in death, Jesus Christ has conquered and because Christ has conquered we need not fear death either.

“When this perishable body puts on imperishability, and this mortal body puts on immortality, then the saying that is written will be fulfilled: “Death has been swallowed up in victory. Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” (1 Corinthians 15:54-55)

When all else fails us – our fragile bodies, our faltering minds, and the disappointments of others – grant to us we pray a holy recalling that even in the grave You are victorious. You are Conqueror; You are Victorious; You are Life. Amen

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