Exaltation of the Holy Cross

September 14, 2021 0 Comments

Today, September 14th is the commemoration of the Feast of the Exaltation (Discovery) of the Holy Cross. Christ our God, who were willing raised upon the cross, grant your mercies to the new people who bear your name. By your power, grant joy to the Church. Give her victory over evil with your invincible trophy, …

Sunday before the Exaltation of the Cross

September 12, 2021 0 Comments

Scripture for Sunday’s Divine Liturgy: Galatians 6:11-16; John 3:13-17 The Gospel today refers back to a story of Moses from the Old Testament: “The Lord sent among the people seraph serpents, which bite the people so that many of the Israelites died. Then the people came to Moses and said, “We have sinned in complaining …

Sunday of the Holy Cross

March 7, 2021 0 Comments

Fr. Alexander Schmemann provides this wonderful reflection for the Third Sunday of the Great Fast: The Veneration of the Cross At the Vigil on that day, after the Great Doxology, the Cross is brought in a solemn procession to the center of the church and remains there for the entire week – with a special …

Resources for the Sunday of the Holy Sunday

March 4, 2021 0 Comments

When, then, you make the sign of the cross on the forehead, arm yourself with a saintly boldness, and reinstall your soul in its old liberty; for you are not ignorant that the cross is a prize beyond all price. Consider what is the price given for your ransom, and you will never more be …

The Holy Cross

March 15, 2020 0 Comments

We are near to the mid-point of Great Lent. The Church today celebrates the Holy Cross. What follows below is a piece by Orthodox Father Alexander Schmemann. The third Sunday of Holy and Great Lent is called The Veneration of the Cross.” . . . We are on the one hand, the physical and spiritual …