"Cross and Resurrection complement each other, the one cannot exist without the other. During His lifetime our Lord always referred to the Resurrection when prophesying about His Passion and death. The Church follows His example in Lent and Holy Week. Easter joy may be detected in many passion chants. And, inversely, during Easter time the Cross is never wholly absent. This is brought out quite strikingly in the Office: morning and evening on ferials and feasts of lower rank there is recited the Commemoratio in Cruce."
(Pius Parsch, Year of Grace)
Antiphon. Crucifíxus surrexit a mortuis, et redemit nos, alleluja, alleluja.
V. Dicite in nationibus, alleluja.
R. Quia Dominus regnavit a ligno, alleluja.
Deus, qui pro nobis Filium tuum Crucis patíbulum subire voluisti, ut inimici a nobis expelleres potestatem: concede nobis, famulis tuis; ut resurrectionis gratiam consequamur. Per eumdem Dominum. R. Amen.
Antiphon. The Crucified hath risen from the sepulchre, and redeemed us, alleluia, alleluia.
V. Tell it out among the heathen, alleluia.
R. That the Lord hath reigned from the Tree, alleluia.
Let us pray.
O God, who for our sakes didst send thy Son to suffer death upon the Cross, that thou mightest deliver us from the power of the enemy: mercifully grant to us thy servants; that we may attain unto the grace of his resurrection. Through the same. R. Amen.