Sunday of the Veneration of the Holy Cross

"The Lord said: 'If anyone wishes to come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.'"
(Mark 8:34)


Third Sunday of Great Lent: Sunday of the Veneration of the Holy Cross

On the Third Sunday of Great and Holy Lent, the Orthodox Church commemorates the Precious and Life-Giving Cross of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Services include a special veneration of the Cross, which prepares the faithful for the commemoration of the Crucifixion during Holy Week.

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Let Your Light Shine

O Lord, save Your people and bless Your inheritance; grant victory to the faithful over their adversaries. And protect Your commonwealth, by the power of Your Cross.

(Apolytikion for the Veneration of the Holy Cross)





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