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

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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

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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

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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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