Joyous Feast of the Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross! 2017

The Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-giving Cross.  

Repose of St. John Chrysostom (407).  New Hieromartyr John priest (1918).  New Hieromartyr Nicholas priest (1937).  

A Joyous Feast to all!  A few photos of  the Holy Cross over the NW!  ( Please note no disrespect was meant to Churches not included.  Yes all Churches are historic, but for time sake, article size I only chose a few.  Perhaps next year we shall show some others.)



Before Thy Cross we bow down in worship, O Master, and Thy holy Resurrection we glorify. (Thrice)  Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.And Thy holy Resurrection we glorify.Before Thy Cross we bow down in worship, O Master, and Thy holy Resurrection we glorify.

The Holy Cross over Wilkeson, Washington and all the Northwest. Holy Trinity the historic and oldest Orthodox Church in the Northwest. This Church predates our Episcopal, ethnic, and calendrical divisions. May our Lord heal our short sided divisions.

O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance. Grant victories to the Orthodox Christians over their adversaries; and by the virtue of Thy Cross, preserve Thy habitation (Troparion).

Cross over Seattle – St Demetrios

As Thou was mercifully crucified for our sake, grant mercy to those who are called by Thy name; make all Orthodox Christians glad by Thy power, granting them victories over their adversaries, by bestowing on them the invincible trophy, Thy weapon of peace (Kontakion).

The Cross over Butte, Montana. The Historical Holy Trinity in Butte, Montana.

The Cross over Pocatello, Idaho. The historic Church of the Assumption consecrated in 1915.



The Cross over Vancouver, British Columbia. The beautiful silver domed Holy Trinity established in 1937 and the Cross has been over the city since 1949.

A history and explanation of the Feast from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese.

The Holy Cross over Seattle at historic St Nicholas Cathedral in Seattle. This is the parish where St John reposed. Photo by the editor and an angle I appreciated.


The Holy Cross over Seattle just seen between the branches. St Gebriel Church is a non Chalcedonian parish. May Christ heal our divisions with His truth and love.

For the children and adults also a Russian cartoon about our own crosses with English subtitles.

The Holy Cross over Gervais, Oregon. The Church of the Holy Ascension of our Lord, Gervais, OR. This is an “Old Believer or Ritualist” Parish. May Christ heal our divisions with His truth and love.

“The Cross is the guardian of the whole world; the Cross is the beauty of the Church, the Cross is the might of kings; the Cross is the confirmation of the faithful, the Cross is the glory of angels and the wounding of demons.” (Exapostilarion of the Exaltation of the Cross)


The Holy Cross over Seattle and all the Northwest. Historic St Spiridon’s Cathedral, one of the oldest parishes in the Northwest.

About editorOrthodoxNorthwest

An Orthodox Christian, whose interests also include, GO, Square Dancing, hiking, exploring, swimming, kayaking, cooking, history, board games. I am the Editor of OrthodoxNorthwest which I hope benefits readers in the NW. I do post Romanian, Greek and Slavic info but I cannot read any of them - hey, I am an American. Would appreciate hearing from readers of the blog. Χριστός Ανέστη! (Anthony)
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