Exaltation of the Holy Cross

September 14, 2022 0 Comments

For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. [1 Cor. 1:18] The Divine Liturgy at 5:30 pm

The Cross: the tree of death has become the tree of life

September 21, 2021 0 Comments

Last week we had the memoria of the Cross. Have you reflected upon the place of the Cross in your life? If so, please share. If not, why not? “Among other things, the Cross is a symbol of the spiritual integration that Jesus manifests. It was the Fathers of the Church who interpreted the horizontal …

The mystery of the Cross

September 16, 2021 0 Comments

In these days since the great feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, we have an opportunity to ponder more deeply the meaning of the Lord’s Cross in our lives. What do we think and believe about the Cross? For us personally and not abstractly, why is the Cross part of our spirituality and …

Exaltation of the Holy and Life-giving Cross of our Lord

September 14, 2020 0 Comments

The Universal Exaltation of the Holy and Life-giving Cross of our Lord, Jesus Christ. The Jerusalem Troparion reads: In paradise, the tree stripped us bare: For, by giving us its fruit, the enemy showed us death. But, today, the sight of the cross gives joy to all the earth: For the tree that robes us …