power of the cross

5: St. Andrew

Posted: Thursday, May 29th, 2014
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FromĀ Foxes’ Book of Martyrs:

The proconsul ordered Andrew not to preach these things any more or he would face a speedy crucifixion. Whereupon Andrew replied, “I would not have preached the honor and glory of the cross if I feared the death of the cross.”

Andrew, going toward the place of execution and seeing the cross waiting for him, never changed his expression. Neither did he fail in his speech. His body fainted not, nor did his reason fail him, as often happens to men about to die.

He said, “O cross, most welcome and longed for! With a willing mind, joyfully and desirously, I come to you, being the scholar of Him which did hang on you, because I have always been your lover and yearned to embrace you.”

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