ELEVATION OF THE LIFE-GIVING CROSS
Festal Orthros 6:00PM
Divine Liturgy 7:00PM
*No Bible Study Tonight
Today, on the eve of the actual Feast, we celebrate the Elevation of the Holy Cross. There are two events commemorated on this Feast in connection with the honorable Cross of our Lord:
- The finding of the Cross by the Empress Helena in the Holy Land around 326 A.D.
St. Helen and St. Makarios uncovering the Life-giving Cross of Christ
- The return of the Cross from Persia to Jerusalem in the year 628 A.D.
“Pilgrims token” containing a piece of the True Cross of Christ distributed to the faithful pilgrims on occasion of the victorious return of the precious Cross (St. Paul Church, Naples)