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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Second Sunday of Advent - Stational Church: Santa Croce in Gerusalemme

The readings from the Second Sunday of Advent hearken to our real home in the New Jerusalem (see Father Z's blog post for today).  As such, the stational church in Rome for today is Santa Croce in Gerusalemme (the Holy Cross in Jerusalem).  It is the Church that was built on the site of St. Helen's home in Rome.  It houses the relics of the true cross, thorns from the crown of thorns, the INRI plaque from the cross, and St. Thomas' finger which he put into the side of the Lord.

John the Baptist appeared, preaching in the desert of Judea
and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!”
It was of him that the prophet Isaiah had spoken when he said:
A voice of one crying out in the desert,
Prepare the way of the Lord,
make straight his paths.
(Matthew 3:1) 
                                            Church of Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, Rome

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