Apodosis of the Elevation of the Venerable and Life-Giving Cross

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The Leave-taking, or Apodosis, of the Feast occurs seven days after the Feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross.

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Apolytikion of Apodosis of the Holy Cross

First Tone

Lord, save Your people and bless Your inheritance, granting our rulers to prevail over adversaries, and protecting Your commonwealth by Your Cross.

Kontakion of Apodosis of the Holy Cross

Fourth Tone

Lifted up on the Cross by Your free will, Christ God, grant mercies to the new commonwealth that bears Your name. Gladden our faithful rulers by Your power, giving them victories over their adversaries. May Your alliance be for them a weapon for peace, an invincible standard.

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