Believers know of the great joy that you possess
and of the multitude of gifts you have prepared. I come to you, therefore, confident and joyful, so that you too may receive me, exultant as a disciple of the One Who was hung upon you…. O blessed Cross, clothed in the majesty and beauty of the Lord’s limbs!… Take me, carry me far from men and restore me to my Teacher, so that, through you, the One who redeemed me by you, may receive me. Hail, O Cross, yes, hail indeed! - Saint Andrew