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.)
THE CROSS REVEALS GOD’S MERCY AND GRACE (an inspiring article)
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.
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).
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).
A history and explanation of the Feast from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese.
For the children and adults also a Russian cartoon about our own crosses with English subtitles.
“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)