Sunday of the Holy Cross

Sunday of the Holy Cross

Third Sunday of Lent under the Christian Orthodox calendar
On the third Sunday of Lent in the Orthodox Christian faith, believers are exhorted to contemplate the cross upon which Christ was crucified. It is day of extensive fasting and deep prayer. Meditation on the Holy Cross calls upon believers to consider their own mortality, but more importantly, to consider Christ in his passion and subsequent resurrection.
See also Sunday of Orthodoxy; Sunday of St. Gregory Palamas ; and Sunday of St. John Climacos
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During the Great Lent--in order to strengthen the faithful in their spiritual struggle--after the 3rd Sunday, which is the Sunday of the Holy Cross, it reminds us of St John of the Climax (4th Sunday) and of St Maria the Egyptian (5th Sunday).