The Life-Giving Cross

“By your life-giving Cross, O Christ, the depth of the riches of wisdom and power can be seen. For when you who are the power of God were nailed upon it, upon the wood of infirmity, that is, the Cross, You changed it into a wood of power, such as befits God.”

St. Severus of Antioch, Hymn 71: On the Holy Cross
“Everybody who swears by him shall be praised” (Ps 63: 12) as in Severus of Antioch (The Early Church Fathers)

For a discussion of The Wood of Power as The Tree of Life see: Genesis: The Book of The Promise

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