Today, on this Sunday of the Veneration of the Holy Cross, the Church presents to us the Holy Cross of the Lord so that we may venerate it, gain strength, and continue the spiritual struggle until Pascha and beyond.

At the beginning of his Epistle to the Hebrews, which we heard today, St. Paul urges us to reap the fruit of salvation that Christ offers to us.

The meaning of today's great Feast of Orthodoxy is summarized in a hymn sung the Matins, at the Praises

With the grace of God, the giver of all gifts, we have once again arrived at Holy and Great Lent, the arena of ascetical struggle, in order to purify ourselves with the Lord’s assistance through prayer

In the days that idolatry prevailed, there were annual public festivals in the beginning of March.


Schedule of services on December 2019

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