The Chaplet of the Holy Cross.

This Chaplet is said on the 59 beads of the Marian Rosary.

On the three beads:
Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will proclaim your praise.

God, come to my assistance. Lord, make haste to help me.

Our Father....

On the large beads (one antiphon per decade)
1. O mighty work of mercy! Death died when Life died on the Tree.
2. Save us, O Christ our Saviour, by the virtue of the Cross: You who saved Peter perishing in the sea, have mercy upon us.
3. Behold the Cross of the Lord, flee all you His enemies: the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the root of David, has prevailed.
4. But as for us, it is proper that we glory in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.
5.By the Sign of the Cross, deliver us from our enemies, O Lord our God.

On the small beads:
To your cross, O Master, we bow in veneration, and we glorify your holy resurrection.

Closing, on the Medal:
O Cross, surpassing all the stars in splendour, exceedingly dear to all Christian people and world-renowned, holiest of earth's treasures: which alone was counted worthy to hold aloft the Price of our Redemption: sweet is your wood and sweet thine iron, but sweetest of all the Burden that hung on you! O that all who come this day to celebrate your praises may find in you salvation.

O Tree of life, you surpass in greatness all the cedars of Lebanon, for on you the Life-Giver of this world was hung; on you, Christ was victorious in his death, and triumphant over all death for ever.

We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you.
Because by your holy Cross you have redeemed the world.

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