Monday, September 21, 2015

Exaltation of the Cross 2015 Photopost

As always, with many thanks to the readers who have sent in pictures of these liturgies.

Church of the Holy Innocents - New York City
Solemn Mass, followed by the Veneration of a relic of the True Cross

Church of St Matthew - Flint, Michigan

Cathedral of St Paul - Worcester, Massachusetts

Parish of “El Sagrario” - Lima, Perú
Mass followed by Procession, Benediction and Veneration of the Relic of the Holy Cross

Church of Christ the Savior - Didymoteicho, Greece
Divine Liturgy presided Metropolitan Damaskinos of Didymoteicho, Orestias and Soufli. From the parish priest, Fr Nikodemos Sklepas: “The church is adorned with flowers and basil, which is blessed and the distributed to the faithful at the end of the Liturgy. According to tradition, the place where St Helen found the True Cross of the Lord was full of basil plants, so every Orthodox church this day is decorated with flowers and basil. The color of the vestments is green, the color of hope - crux Christi spes unica! - and the color of basil leaves, but according ancient customs the color of the vestments this day should be red, color of The King and of His precious Blood.”

Parish of the Holy Family - Diocese of Cubao,. Philippine Islands

St John the Baptist Parish - New York City

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