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Feast of the Triumph of the Holy Cross on September 14 – Manila Bulletin

Special masses will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 14, in solemn observance of the feast of the Triumph of the Holy Cross, universal symbol of the Christian faith, by which Jesus Christ redeemed the world.

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At Holy Cross Parish in Krus na Ligas, Diliman, Quezon City, Feast Mass will be celebrated at 6 p.m. Triduum masses were offered from September 11 to 13.

Festive Masses will also be celebrated at Holy Cross Parish in Tejeros, Makati City; in Bacolod, Negros Occidental; Carigara, Leyte; Sincaban, Misamis Occidental; Maribojoc, Bohol; the diocese of Butuan and in all the parishes placed under the patronage of the Holy Cross.

At the Monasterio de Tarlac (Church of the Risen Christ) in Barangay Lubigan, San Jose in Tarlac City, it is traditional to display for public veneration a silver reliquary containing part of the Holy Cross, the only one of its kind in Asia.

The reliquary is venerated daily after the 10 a.m. Mass by the monastic congregation of the Risen Christ.

The monastery is the region’s most revered shrine, the Central Luzon Tourism Board said.

Also known as the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, September 14 also marks the titular feast of the Congregation of the Holy Cross and the Order of the Holy Cross of the Episcopal Church.

Unlike Good Friday, which is dedicated to the Passion of Christ and the Crucifixion, the holiday celebrates the cross itself, as a sign of salvation.