Holy Cross Day

Holy Cross Day

 

(Russian, vozdvizhenie; literally, raising), one of the Christian holidays. According to church tradition, it was established in memory of the discovery (on the outskirts of Jerusalem) of the cross on which legend says Christ was crucified, as well as of the “raising” of the cross for worship by the believers. Evidently this holiday originated in the sixth century; it is celebrated in September.

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Ever since then, Christians have kept this date as Holy Cross Day.
On Holy Cross Day we are reminded above all that he is with David Haines, that he is in the depths of evil and the depths of our own suffering because of the cross."
HOLY CROSS DAY We can hardly forget the Olympic Games in London last year.
Friday evening prayers for Holy Cross Day were led by Ian Gold.
That is why in some places the Holy Cross Day is called "Grape-picker".
Interior and Municipalities minister Ziad Baroud participates in the Mass held by Faraya town to mark Holy Cross day. The Mass was presided by Maronite Parish pastor of Jounieh, Bishop Antoine Nabil Al-Indari assisted by a number of Priests .The Mass was attended in addition to Baroud by Former Ministers Leila El-Solh Hmadeh and Youssef Salameh , Kaimmakam Kesrouan El-Ftouh, Joseph Mansour and a number of political, military and social dignitaries.
However, if we look forward to Holy Cross Day on September 14, the texts and tone are very complementary.
Today, Holy Cross Day, commemorates the Empress Helena's finding of the Cross of Jesus.
The Vicar of Holy Cross, the Rev David Pettifor, said: "Everybody is welcome to attend the service on Holy Cross Day. It will be led by Bishop Simon Burrows.
The renovated building of the new parish was consecrated by Archbishop Douglas Hambidge on Holy Cross Day, 1989, in the presence of three Japanese bishops.
Parish communion at St George's Church was conducted by the Rev David Barnes, who celebrated Holy Cross Day. Mrs Suzanne Dufton read the lesson and the vicar read from St John's Gospel and preached on the subject of Christ's love which transformed the world.
We can heap our plates from the Holy Cross Day texts which include Nicodemus' night visit, Numbers' poisonous snake, and Paul's essay on the folly of the cross, or we may select texts for the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost and feast on Isaiah's adulation of the teacher's tongue, James' tongue lashing, and Peter's answer to his teacher's question, "And who do you say that I am?" Both Gospel pericopes were options earlier this summer, the first on Holy Trinity Sunday, June 15, and the latter on the day to remember St.