Festal Divine Liturgy of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Today is a strict fast day. The Elevation of the Venerable and Life-Creating Cross of the Lord: The pagan Roman emperors tried to completely eradicate from human memory the holy places where our Lord Jesus Christ suffered and was resurrected for mankind. The Emperor Hadrian (117-138) gave orders to cover over the ground of Golgotha


Great Vespers

Great Vespers will be served with Litya. The hymns at Vespers today speak of the sun appearing dim compared to the divine light of the Transfiguration. https://www.oca.org/saints/lives/2021/08/08/102228-afterfeast-of-the-transfiguration-of-our-lord


Divine Liturgy

Celebrating the Procession of the Honourable Wood of the Life-Giving Cross of the Lord The origin of this Feast is explained in the Greek Horologion of 1897: “Because of the illnesses which occur during the month of August, it was customary at Constantinople to carry the Precious Wood of the Cross in procession throughout the city


Sunday Divine Liturgy

All Saints of Britain and Ireland are commemorated today. Also today the Greatmartyr Euphemia the All-praised is commemorated. The Miracle of Saint Euphemia the All-Praised: The holy Great Martyr Euphemia (September 16) suffered martyrdom in the city of Chalcedon in the year 304, during the time of the persecution against Christians by the emperor Diocletian

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