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THE SIGN OF THE HOLY CROSS

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THE SIGN OF THE HOLY CROSS

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7th century Anglo-Saxon Teen with Golden Cross Discovered

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7th century Anglo-Saxon Teen with Golden Cross Discovered

March 16, 2012 University of Cambridge Extraordinary 7th century discovery on outskirts of Cambridge offers unique insights into the origins of English Christianity.   One of the earliest Anglo-Saxon Christian burial sites in Britain has been discovered in a village outside Cambridge. The grave of a teenage girl from the mid 7th century AD has […]

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The Procession of the Holy Cross (August 1st)

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The Procession of the Holy Cross (August 1st)

  On August 1st  the Church celebrates the feast of the Procession of the Venerable Wood of the Holy Cross of the Lord. In the Greek Horologion of 1897 the derivation of this Feast is explained: “Because of the illnesses that occur in August, it was customary, in former times, to carry the Venerable Wood […]

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The Orthodox Celebration of the Power of the Cross

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The Orthodox Celebration of the Power of the Cross

  The Exaltation of the Cross celebrated of September 14 is one of the twelve great feasts in the yearly Church cycle. It commemorates two historical events: first, the finding of the Life-giving Cross in the year 326, and second, its recovery from Persia in 628. History of the Feast In the first centuries of […]

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The Elevation of the Venerable and Life-Giving Cross

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The Elevation of the Venerable and Life-Giving Cross

  Saint Helen, the mother of Saint Constantine the Great, when she was already advanced in years, undertook, in her great piety, the hardships of a journey to Jerusalem in search of the cross, about the year 325. A temple to Aphrodite had been raised up by the Emperor Hadrian upon Golgotha, to defile and […]

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The Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross of Christ

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The Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross of Christ

On September 14th we celebrate the feast of 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 and the Sepulchre of the Lord, and to build a temple of the pagan goddess Venus and a statue of Jupiter.

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Why Christians Venerate the Holy Cross

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Why Christians Venerate the Holy Cross

“When, then, you see a Christian worshipping the Cross, know that his adoration is not given to the wood, but to Christ Crucified. We might as well worship all wood, as Israel worshipped woods and trees, saying, “Thou art my God, and Thou hast brought me forth.” It is not so with us. We keep in churches and in our houses a remembrance and a representation of our Lord’s sufferings and of those who fought for Him, doing everything for our Lord’s sake.”

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Elder Paisios on Demons and the Power of the Cross

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Elder Paisios on Demons and the Power of the Cross

What is there to fear? Tagalakia have no power. Christ is all-powerful. Temptation is rotten to the core. Don’t you wear a Cross? The devil’s weapons are weak. Christ has armed us with His Cross. Only when we discard our spiritual weapons, then the enemy has power. An Orthodox priest showed a small Cross to a magician, which made the demon he invoked through his magic tremble.

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The sign of the Cross in the Old Testament

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The sign of the Cross in the Old Testament

In his first epistle to the Corinthians Saint Paul mentions that the “Jews seek a sign” (I Cor. 1, 22), that they wanted a supernatural sign, such as the resurrection of the dead, cure of the possessed, and so on that would allow them to believe in the teaching concerning the Cross. So they looked for some supernatural sign, ignoring and overlooking the signs and wonders that God had already shown them in the past, every time they were in danger.

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The Cross, the Symbol of Victory

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The Cross, the Symbol of Victory

In the middle of Holy and Great Lent, the Church places before the faithful the Honourable Cross of the Lord for us to venerate and draw strength from, so that we can continue the gruelling but lambent journey towards Great Week.

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